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Stephen Crane Biography Stephen Crane was born in Newark New Jersey on November 1 1871 Stephen was the last of 14 children His father a Methodist Minister died when he was nine Stephen never cared much for school He became well known as a social critic journalist and as a poet He was original in his field of work Crane attended Claverack College also the Hudson River Institute and the University of Syracuse for one semester where he was most known for playing baseball Crane was obsessed with war and any form of violence In 1891 he started writing for newspapers in the New York area Stephen Cranes first work was a novel called Maggie A Girl of The Streets Then Crane wrote the Red Badge Of Courage a novel about a civil war soldier which earned Crane international acclaim at age 24 this was Cranes most famous work Crane was then hired as a reporter in the American West and Mexico At age 27 Crane moved to Jacksonville Florida where he got married While in Jacksonville his boat the Commodore sank off the coast and Crane wrote about his adventure in the New York Press Crane also covered the Greco Turkish war and later settled in England where he made friends with famous writers of the time including HG Wells and Henry James Crane also covered the Spanish American War for Joseph Pulitzers New York World During the last few years of his life he was in debt and suffering from tuberculosis He died on June 5 1900 while he was in Germany he was only 29 Some of Cranes most famous works are The Red Badge Of Courage 1895 The Blue Hotel 1898 and War is Kind and Other Lines 1899 Stephen Crane also wrote Maggie a Girl of the Streets 1896 The Open Boat 1898 and Active Service 1899
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