Maggie, a Girl of the Streets

by Stephen Crane

Maggie, a Girl of the Streets

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It's the early 1890s, and the Bowery is the most notorious street in New York, home to the poorest of the newcomers. Young Maggie Johnson, the daughter of Irish immigrants, dreams of rising out of the slums. Instead, she's slowly pushed towards destitution by her monstrous mother, her street-tough brother, and her jerk of a boyfriend. Like his own characters, Crane pulls no punches; in the memorable first chapter, the Johnson children come home from a gang fight only to hide in terror from

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