Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane
Crane in 1899
Crane in 1899
BornStephen Townley Crane
(1871-11-01)November 1, 1871
Newark, New Jersey
DiedJune 5, 1900(1900-06-05) (aged 28)
Badenweiler, Germany
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey
Alma materSyracuse University
Notable worksThe Red Badge of Courage
Years active1892 - 1900

Stephen Townley Crane (November 1, 1871 - June 5, 1900) was an American writer. He was born on November 1, 1871 in Newark, New Jersey to Jonathan Townley Crane, a clergyman, and Mary Helen Peck Crane. He attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, but did not graduate. He moved to New York City in 1892 to write about the slum life of Manhattan. His major works include the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), the war novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895), and the short story "The Open Boat" (1897). After the success of Badge, his literary reputation declined. His health was poor. In May 1899, he entered a sanitarium in Badenweiler, Germany. On June 5, 1900, he died of tuberculosis. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.

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