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Stephen Crane Stephen was one of the many great literature authors He wrote many great stories and got well known for them Crane went through many events and struggles in his early years literary career and last years Born in Newark New Jersey on November 1 1871 Stephen Crane was his parents fourteenth and last child His father Dr Jonathan Townley Crane was a Methodist minister as were his maternal grandfather and other relatives on both sides of his family Dr Cranes successive ecclesiastical appointments led the family to move in 1876 to Paterson New Jersey and in 1878 to Port Jervis Crane attended the Hudson River Institute in Claverack New York from 1888 to 1890 Crane later maintained that he wrote his first major work of fiction Maggie A Girl of the Streets in two days just before Christmas of 1891 Also in early 1893 Crane wrote a first version of what would become The Red Badge of Courage This novel his masterpiece was published in 1895 in both the United States where it became a bestseller and England where it Dauzat 2 also attracted a great deal of positive notice In 1895 appeared The Black Riders the first of Cranes two collections of free verse In the last year or so of his life Crane suffered from increasingly virulent attacks of tuberculosis aggravated by a punishing work schedule Stephen was then brought to a health spa at Badenweiler Germany where he died on June 5 1900 at the age of twenty-eight Stephen Crane made permanent contributions not only to the body of American literature but also to its very shape and direction Stephen Crane wrote many great short stories and got well known for them He also had many hard times and he had his good times Crane is now gone but
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