Maggie A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)

ISBN-10: 0312152663

ISBN-13: 9780312152666

Edition: 1999

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This definitive, annotated edition ofMaggieis based on Crane’s original 1893 text. More than 175 pages of documents are organized into thematic units on late-nineteenth- and turn-of-the-century American society covering tenement life; shops, saloons, and concert halls; working women from the perspective of others; working women telling their own stories; prostitution; realism; and slum fiction. Among the materials included are selections by Jacob Riis, criticism by Henry James and William Dean Howells, excerpts from contemporary newspaper accounts, Senate testimony, and an early sketch by Stephen Crane of Bowery life.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York): The Complete Text
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background
Chronology of Crane's Life and Times
A Note on the Text
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York) [1893 Edition]
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York): Cultural Contexts
In Darkest New York
Tenement Life
"A Hot Wave among the Poor"
"The New Uncle Tom's Cabin"
"The Tenement-House Problem"
"Tenement-House Morality"
"The Problem of the Children"
From "Life in New York Tenement-Houses"
Shops, Saloons, Concert Halls
From "The Bowery"
"The Bowery at Night"
"Where 'De Gang' Hears the Band Play"
"The Beer Gardens"
From "The Saloon in Society"
"Tempting Poor Women: They Buy Beer and Have It Charged as 'Potatoes'"
From Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities
The Plight of the Working Woman
Working Women from the Perspective of Others
"The Song of the Shirt"
"The Working Girls of New York"
"Queens of the Shop, the Workroom, and the Tenement"
"Senate Testimony from 'Jennie June'"
"Store Girls: Their Fascinations, Foibles and Temptations"
"The Woes of the New York Working-Girl"
Working Women Tell Their Own Stories
"In Employment Offices: Trials of Women Who Look There for Work"
"Counter Trials: The Shop-Girl Speaks"
"The Song of the Shirt: How the Finisher Lives"
"The Embroiderer: Quick Work and Scanty Wages"
"The Scarf-Maker"
"The Lace-Maker"
"The Black-Borderer: A Solemn Kind of Work"
"The Painted Cohorts"
From The History of Prostitution
"Street Girls"
From Metropolitan Life Unveiled
"Report on Prostitution and the Working Woman"
"The Case of Rose Haggerty"
Realism and Beyond
Critics and Theorists
From Aesthetics
From The Art of Fiction
"The Future of Fiction"
"The Justification of Slum Stories"
From "New York Low Life in Fiction"
The Fallen Woman and Slum Fiction
From The Two Detectives; or, The Fortunes of a Bowery Girl
From We and Our Neighbors
From The Evil That Men Do
"Minnie Kelsey's Wedding"
Selected Bibliography
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