Selected Short Stories

Stephen CRANE (1871 - 1900)

At the time of his death at the age of 28, Stephen Crane had become an important figure in American literature. He was nearly forgotten, however, until two decades later when critics revived interest in his life and work. Stylistically, 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 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. (Introduction Wikipedia.)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Pace of Youth, The Greg W.
00:25:18
Play 02 Ominous Baby, An Greg W.
00:28:46
Play 03 Experiment in Misery, An Greg W.
00:26:52
Play 04 Open Boat, The Greg W.
01:00:16
Play 05 Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, The Greg W.
00:28:02
Play 06 Blue Hotel, The Greg W.
01:08:09
Play 07 Monster, The Greg W.
00:44:28
Play 08 08 - The Monster, Part 2 Greg W.
00:46:55
Play 09 09 - The Monster, Part 3 Greg W.
00:44:51
Play 10 Death and the Child Greg W.
00:53:38