Maggie: A Girl of the Streets


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(3.8 stars; 25 reviews)

Stephen Crane's first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets has been called "the first dark flower of American Naturalism" for its distinctive elements of naturalistic fiction. The chief character, Maggie, descends into prostitution after being led astray by her lover. Rather than focusing on those that make up the very rich or middle class, the novel highlights the deplorable living conditions of the working class during the so-called Gilded Age in New York's Bowery. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Illiterati) (2 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 9:55 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 2 12:00 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 3 8:37 Read by Zloot
Chapter 4 9:54 Read by ernieBob
Chapter 5 8:09 Read by jschwend
Chapter 6 7:36 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 7 9:37 Read by B. G. Oxford
Chapter 8 9:26 Read by swade
Chapter 9 9:16 Read by Allyson Hester
Chapter 10 7:31 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 11 12:28 Read by TriciaG
Chapter 12 5:02 Read by V.D. Steppan
Chapter 13 7:24 Read by Alana Jordan
Chapter 14 13:10 Read by daisy55
Chapter 15 7:26 Read by daisy55
Chapter 16 7:09 Read by Zloot
Chapter 17 7:25 Read by Zloot
Chapter 18 8:45 Read by Zloot
Chapter 19 5:32 Read by Philippa

Reviews

"Rather than focusing on those


(4 stars)

that make up the very rich or middle class, the novel highlights the deplorable living conditions of the working class during the so-called Gilded Age in New York's Bowery" As it always has been, it is wealth disparity that creates poverty and all the social and personal ills that go with it

wonderful well written story. magic with Steven Crane’s writing


(5 stars)

Steven Crane weaves magic with this wonderful descriptive story. The dialect of the streets is magnificent and all of the readers were energetic and added so much to the story. Loved the book.

Crane's Maggie


(4 stars)

Great author, terrible story! Crane is a fabulous auther, but the subject matter is sad and the characters desperately lost.