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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories Study Guide

by Stephen Crane

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets study guide contains a biography of Stephen Crane, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, The Open Boat and other stories by Stephen Crane.

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

The story opens on a young boy, Jimmie Johnson of the Rum Alley children, who is brawling with children from Devil's Row (a nearby area in the Bowery, in Manhattan). Jimmie fights with Blue Billie of Devil's Row, but their altercation is interrupted by the arrival of Pete, an older friend of Jimmie's.

Jimmie's parents constantly engage in terrible, noisy fights, and his father is an alcoholic. Jimmie and his siblings, Maggie and Timmie, do their best to remain unnoticed by their parents so as not to invoke their wrath.

Later, Timmie and Mr. Johnson die. When Maggie comes of age, she begins working in a cuff-making factory. Jimmie grows into a surly young man who enjoys fighting. Pete returns to visit Jimmie, in…

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