Stephen Crane: Portrait

By: Peck, Harry Thurston (unsigned Article in The Bookman: A Literary Journal, May 1895)

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Book Condition: Very Good

2pp. article in this issue of The Bookman: A Literary Journal (Vol. I, No. 4 May 1895). The pagination on this issue runs xiipp. of prelims + pp217-pp290pp. + pp. xiii.-xiv. Illustrated in text, including a nice illustrated ad for "The Monarch: King of Bicycles." This article on Crane is on pages 29-30. Black and white portrait of Crane in text. This is only the second time that a serious article on Crane had been written in the press. The first was in Arena (June 1893) when Hamlin Garland wrote a mixed review of Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Crane's first novel, which was essentially self published and had a very limited circulation. In this article by Peck (unsigned here, but identified in Stallman's "Stephen Crane: A Critical Bibliography" on page 75), the author praises Maggie and gives a little of the publishing history of it. He mentions the recent publication of "The Black Riders and Other Lines" and he announces the soon to be published Red Badge of Courage, which he says Appleton has "set up" in type and will be releasing in the summer of 1895. This is an early, glowing appraisal of Crane's realism. There are other excellent articles in this issue including "Reminiscences of the Poet Whittier" by Helen Burt, "The First Illustrated Magazine Published in New York" by W.L. Andrews, "A Bibliography of Ibsen" by William H. Carpenter as well as the usual reviews and book news found in such a periodical of the time. Deckled edges. The heel of the spine is torn, extending 2 1 2 inches up the spine. The head of the spine is chipped (3 4 inch). Other than some age toning typical of the time and this publication, this is a very presentable copy of an important announcement concerning Stephen Crane's literary value. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Stephen Crane: Portrait

Author Name: Peck, Harry Thurston (unsigned Article in The Bookman: A Literary Journal, May 1895)

Categories: Literature, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1895

Binding: Original Printed Wraps

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 004048