Author:Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane

American writer; wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. His best known work is The Red Badge of Courage, a war novel.
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Stephen Crane


Novels and Novellas[edit]

Stories, Sketches, and Journalism[edit]

Whilomville Stories[edit]


The Black Riders & Other Lines[edit]

  1. Black riders came from the sea.
  2. Three little birds in a row
  3. In the desert
  4. Yes, I have a thousand tongues
  5. Once there came a man
  6. God fashioned the ship of the world carefully
  7. Mystic shadow, bending near me,
  8. I looked here
  9. I stood upon a high place,
  10. Should the wide world roll away,
  11. In a lonely place,
  12. "And the sins of the fathers shall be"
  13. If there is a witness to my little life,
  14. There was a crimson clash of war.
  15. "Tell brave deeds of war."
  16. Charity thou art a lie,
  17. There were many who went in huddled procession
  18. In heaven
  19. A god in wrath
  20. A learned man came to me once
  21. There was, before me
  22. Once I saw mountains angry
  23. Places among the stars
  24. I saw a man pursuing the horizon
  25. Behold, the grave of a wicked man
  26. There was set before me a mighty hill
  27. A youth in apparel that glittered
  28. "Truth," said a traveller
  29. Behold, from the land of the farther suns
  30. Supposing that I should have the courage
  31. Many workmen
  32. Two or three angels
  33. There was one I met upon the road
  34. I stood upon a highway
  35. A man saw a ball of gold in the sky
  36. I met a seer
  37. On the horizon the peaks assembled
  38. The ocean said to me once
  39. The livid lightnings flashed in the clouds
  40. And you love me
  41. Love walked alone
  42. I walked in a desert
  43. There came whisperings in the winds
  44. I was in the darkness
  45. Tradition, thou art for suckling children
  46. Many red devils ran from my heart
  47. "Think as I think," said a man
  48. Once there was a man
  49. I stood musing in a black world
  50. You say you are holy
  51. A man went before a strange God
  52. Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
  53. Blustering God
  54. "It was wrong to do this," said the angel
  55. A man toiled on a burning road
  56. A man feared that he might find an assassin
  57. With eye and with gesture
  58. The sage lectured brilliantly
  59. Walking in the sky
  60. Upon the road of my life
  61. There was a man and a woman
  62. There was a man who lived a life of fire
  63. There was a great cathedral
  64. Friend, your white beard sweeps the ground
  65. Once, I knew a fine song
  66. If I should cast off this tattered coat
  67. God lay dead in heaven
  68. A spirit sped

War is Kind & Other Lines[edit]

  1. Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind
  2. "What says the sea, little shell?"
  3. To the maiden
  4. A little ink more or less!
  5. "Have you ever made a just man?"
  6. I explain the silvered passing of a ship at night,
  7. "I have heard the sunset song of the birches,"
  8. Fast rode the knight
  9. Forth went the candid man
  10. You tell me this is God?
  11. On the desert
  12. A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices
  13. The wayfarer,
  14. A slant of sun on dull brown walls,
  15. Once a man clambering to the housetops
  16. The successful man has thrust himself
  17. In the Night
  18. The chatter of a death-demon from a tree-top
  19. The impact of a dollar upon the heart
  20. A man said to the universe:
  21. When the prophet, a complacent fat man,
  22. There was a land where lived no violets.
  23. Ay, workman, make me a dream,
  24. Each small gleam was a voice,
  25. The trees in the garden rained flowers.
  26. When a people reach the top of a hill,


Works about Crane[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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  1. Completed by Robert Barr after his death