Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the late nineteenth-century American novelist Stephen Crane, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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"Stephen Crane." A short biography, from educational publisher A.B. Longman.

"Stephen Crane." A short introduction to Crane. Also "The American Novel: 1890s-1920s Naturalism." An overview of naturalism in the American novel, and some of the novelists who can be considered naturalistic. Web site from PBS.

"Stephen Crane." Encyclopedia-type introduction to Stephen Crane. Poetry Foundation.

Canada, Mark. "Stephen Crane." Biographical facts, themes; discussion questions for The Open Boat and "The Blue Hotel." From Prof. Canada, web published.

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War. With the publication of The Red Badge of Courage in 1895, Stephen Crane became an instant celebrity. This web site summarizes the early British and American reviews of The Red Badge of Courage and the controversy about Crane's patriotism that briefly flared up in the Dial magazine. Univ. of Virginia.

"Stephen Crane." A web site on Stephen Crane and the Spanish-American War. From a Library of Congress web site: "The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War," which has sections on Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Spain; the literary responses to the Spanish-American War of Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.

Vanouse, Donald, ed. "Stephen Crane." Teaching Stephen Crane, his themes, historical context, form, style. From educational publisher Heath.

"Stephen Crane." ed. Donna Campbell. Prof. Campbell's links for Stephen Crane.

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