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Stephen Crane

Stephen CraneBorn: 1-Nov-1871
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Died: 5-Jun-1900
Location of death: Badenweiler, Baden, Germany
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Remains: Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Red Badge of Courage

American writer, born at Newark, New Jersey, on the 1st of November 1871, and was educated at Lafayette College and Syracuse University. His first story, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets, was published in 1891, but his greatest success was made with The Red Badge of Courage (1896), a brilliant and highly realistic, though of course imaginary, description of the experiences of a private in the Civil War. He was also the author of various other stories, and acted as a war correspondent in the Greco-Turkish War (1897) and the Spanish American War (1898). His health became seriously affected in Cuba, and on his return he settled down in England. He died at Badenweiler, Germany, on the 5th of June 1900.

Father: Jonathan T. Crane (Methodist minister)
Mother: Mary Peck Crane
Wife: Cora Taylor (brothel madam, m. 1897)

    University: Lafayette College
    University: Syracuse University (one semester)

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Author of books:
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893, novel)
The Red Badge of Courage (1895, novel)
The Black Riders (1895, poetry)
The Open Boat and Other Tales (1898, short stories)
The Monster (1899)
War is Kind & Other Lines (1899, poetry)
Whilomville Stories (1900, short stories)
The Black Riders & Other Lines (1905, poetry)


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