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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

by Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)

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vi+158+[12 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's cloth with black lettering to spine, red decorative florets to cover and Maggie in gilt with black back ground, deckle edges. Housed in red slipcase. (BAL 4075) Two states noted, (1) Title page printed in upper and lower case letters and (2) Title page printed in capital letters only. First edition, first printing under Crane's name.

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risque by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane, who was 22 years old at the time, financed the book's publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895's The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and re-writing. The story is followed by George's Mother.

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Publisher's printed cloth binding, heavily soiled else a very good copy in a very good slipcase.

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After completing Maggie when he was twenty-two, Crane had the novel published privately under the pseudonym Johnston Smith in 1893. This version caught the eye of literary critics Hamlin Garland and William Dean Howells, who championed it and eventually, after its rejection by The Century Magazine , convinced D. Appleton and Company to publish the novel in 1896. Maggie did not gain much success with the reading public, however, until Crane toned down the more violent scenes in the revised 1896 version.

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a novella by American author Stephen Crane. It depicts a poor family in a New York neighborhood, whose parents are drunk and abusive. As the children grow up, Maggie attempts to better herself, but is defeated by her desperate surrounds and the poverty of humanity surrounding her.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Author
Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
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Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
D Appleton and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1896
Size
Small octavo
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Classic Literature
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Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
First Edition
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Publisher's cloth
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Octavo
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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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