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The Monster and Other Stories

The Monster and Other Stories

By: Stephen Crane, Dover Thrift Editions

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The harrowing title tale from this collection recounts the experiences of an African-American coachman who becomes horribly disfigured after rescuing his employer's son from a fire. A study of race and tolerance as well as the challenges posed by deformity, this major work by the author of The Red Badge of Courage originally appeared in 1898. The last of Stephen Crane's work to be published in his lifetime, the story was rediscovered in the mid-twentieth century and acclaimed by Ralph Ellison as "one of the parents of the modern American novel."
This volume also features two additional short stories by Crane: "The Blue Hotel," in which a nervous visitor is led astray by his own preconceptions about the Wild West, and "His New Mittens," the touching tale of a little boy who allows himself to be goaded into a snowball fight and attempts to outrun his mistake.

Reprint of the Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1899 edition.
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ISBN 100486790258
ISBN 139780486790251
Author/EditorStephen Crane, Dover Thrift Editions
FormatBook
Grade level6 and Up (ages 11 and up)
Page Count96
Dimensions5 x 8

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