About Stephen Crane

Works Online

Active Service
His New Mittens
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Men, Women, and Boats
The Black Riders & Other Lines
The Blue Hotel
The Judgment of the Sage
The Little Regiment and Other Episodes of the American Civil War
The Monster
The Open Boat
The Red Badge of Courage An Episode of the American Civil War
Twelve O`Clock
War is Kind & Other Lines
Whilomville Stories
Wounds in the Rain


11/01/1871 Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, as the 14th child of a Methodist minister.

1887 At age 16 he was writing articles for the New York Tribune.

1890 After his mother`s death, Crane moved to New York, where he lived a bohemian life, and worked as a free-lance writer and journalist.

1893 Crane`s first novel, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets. It was published by money from his brother

1895 Crane`s collection of poems, The Black Rider was published.

1896 His short story, The Open Boat, is based on a true experience, when his ship sank on the journey to Cuba. With a small party of other passengers, Crane spent several days drifting in an open boat before being rescued. This experience impaired his health permanently.

1896 George`s Mother was published

1898 Crane settled in Sussex, England, where he became friends with Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, and Henry James.

1899 Active Service was published

1899 Crane returned to Cuba, to cover the Spanish-American War. Due to poor health he was obliged to return to England

1900 Wounds In The Rain and Whilomville Stories, were both posthumous published.

05/05/1900 Crane died at Badenweiler in Germany of tuberculosis, which was worsened by malarial fever he had caught in Cuba.

Resources On The Web

The Stephen Crane Society Home Page - interactive message boards, student discussion - Great!

Stephen Crane - Biography and many links

The Literature Network - Biography and Supposedly links to many of his works online

DSM Stephen Crane Page - Created by three University of Akron students, the DMS Stephen Crane page contains information and links on this historical American author.

Classic Notes - Brief Synapsis and many links




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