Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: And Other Tales of New York
Publisher: Penguin BooksFormat: Paperback
This unflinching portrayal of the squalor and brutality of New York life produced a scandal when it was published in 1893. Crane's novel tells the story of Maggie Johnson, a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her family, turns to prostitution. More than the tale of a young woman's tragic fall, this is a powerful exploration of the destructive forces underlying urban society and human nature. Also included here is “George's Mother”, along with eleven other tales and sketches of New York writers.
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