Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
"Maggie" is an astonishing novel of social realism, which parallels many of today's ills. Set in the urban squalor of New York in the 1890s, it follows the careers of the innocent Maggie and her brother Jimmie, children of brutal and drunken parents. It is a tour-de-force equal to "The Red Badge of Courage." Also included in this volume are seven of Stephen Crane's short stories: "The Monster" is a novelette which provides a bitter commentary on man's inhumanity to man.
by : Stephen Crane