The Third Violet

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Author: Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)

Year: 1897

Publisher: D Appleton and Company

Place: New York


203 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's tan buckram with red and black lettering to spine and cover with red ornaments to both. (Stallman: 13) First edition.

Stephen Crane was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he 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. At the time of his death, Crane was considered an important figure in American literature. After he was nearly forgotten for two decades, critics revived interest in his life and work. Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for The Red Badge of Courage, which has become an American classic, Crane is also known for his poetry, journalism, and short stories such as "The Open Boat", "The Blue Hotel", "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", and The Monster. His writing made a deep impression on 20th-century writers, most prominent among them Ernest Hemingway, and is thought to have inspired the Modernists and the Imagists.


Corners gently bumped, lightly soiled, spine age toned else a very good copy.

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