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Maggie : A Girl of the Streets - Stephen Crane


A Girl of the Streets

Paperback Published: 17th December 1979
ISBN: 9780393950243
Number Of Pages: 272

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This edition reprints the first published version, that of 1893. Misprints and errors have been corrected and are identified in "A Note on the Text." Footnotes indicate changes in wording Crane made for the 1896 edition and explain slang expressions and customs of the day. Maps of the novel's New York City locales are also provided. "Backgrounds and Sources" includes nonfictional accounts of urban life by Jacob Riis and others from which Crane drew, as well as discussions of Crane's literary sources "The Author and the Novel" traces the history of the novel's composition and revision. Contemporary American reviews of the 1893 Maggie and American and English reviews of the 1896 edition focus on the historical importance of the work, the values and tastes of the 1890s, and Crane's modernism. The modern critical essays are by John Berryman, Charles Child Walcutt, William Bysshe Stein, Joseph X. Brennan, Janet Overmyer, Donald Pizer, Joseph Katz, Eric Solomon, Jay Martin, Donald B. Gibson, Arno Karlen, Katherine G. Simoneaux, Frank Bergon, Hershel Parker, Brian Higgins, and Thomas A. Gullason.

About the Seriesp. v
About This Volumep. ix
List of Illustrationsp. xvii
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York): The Complete Textp. 1
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Backgroundp. 3
Chronology of Crane's Life and Timesp. 24
A Note on the Textp. 34
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York) [1893 Edition]p. 36
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York): Cultural Contextsp. 95
In Darkest New Yorkp. 97
Tenement Lifep. 102
"A Hot Wave among the Poor"p. 102
"The New Uncle Tom's Cabin"p. 106
"The Tenement-House Problem"p. 112
"Tenement-House Morality"p. 120
"The Problem of the Children"p. 128
From "Life in New York Tenement-Houses"p. 133
Shops, Saloons, Concert Hallsp. 145
From "The Bowery"p. 145
"The Bowery at Night"p. 159
"Where 'De Gang' Hears the Band Play"p. 165
"The Beer Gardens"p. 170
From "The Saloon in Society"p. 174
"Tempting Poor Women: They Buy Beer and Have It Charged as 'Potatoes'"p. 183
From Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Citiesp. 187
The Plight of the Working Womanp. 195
Working Women from the Perspective of Othersp. 199
"The Song of the Shirt"p. 199
"The Working Girls of New York"p. 202
"Queens of the Shop, the Workroom, and the Tenement"p. 208
"Senate Testimony from 'Jennie June'"p. 217
"Store Girls: Their Fascinations, Foibles and Temptations"p. 226
"The Woes of the New York Working-Girl"p. 233
Working Women Tell Their Own Storiesp. 243
"In Employment Offices: Trials of Women Who Look There for Work"p. 244
"Counter Trials: The Shop-Girl Speaks"p. 250
"The Song of the Shirt: How the Finisher Lives"p. 252
"The Embroiderer: Quick Work and Scanty Wages"p. 254
"The Scarf-Maker"p. 256
"The Lace-Maker"p. 258
"The Black-Borderer: A Solemn Kind of Work"p. 260
"The Painted Cohorts"p. 263
From The History of Prostitutionp. 266
"Street Girls"p. 273
"Prostitution"p. 276
From Metropolitan Life Unveiledp. 285
"Report on Prostitution and the Working Woman"p. 289
"The Case of Rose Haggerty"p. 294
Realism and Beyondp. 302
Critics and Theoristsp. 305
From Aestheticsp. 305
From The Art of Fictionp. 311
"The Future of Fiction"p. 316
"The Justification of Slum Stories"p. 327
From "New York Low Life in Fiction"p. 333
The Fallen Woman and Slum Fictionp. 338
From The Two Detectives; or, The Fortunes of a Bowery Girlp. 338
From We and Our Neighborsp. 345
From The Evil That Men Dop. 353
"Minnie Kelsey's Wedding"p. 361
Selected Bibliographyp. 370
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ISBN: 9780393950243
ISBN-10: 0393950247
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th December 1979
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1