Stephen Crane

(1871—1900) writer

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American writer. His first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), was too grim to find a readership. His next work, The Red Badge of Courage (1895), a study of an inexperienced soldier (Henry Fleming) and his reactions to the ordeal of battle during the American Civil War, was hailed as a masterpiece of psychological realism. His other works include two volumes of free verse, volumes of short stories (notably ‘The Open Boat’, 1898), and sketches.

Subjects: literature.

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