Author, Poet, and War Correspondent
Stephen lived the down-
"In 1898 Crane settled in Sussex, England, where he became friends with Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, and Henry James."
He died on June 5, 1900 at Badenweiler in Germany of tuberculosis, which was worsened
by malarial fever he had caught in Cuba while reporting on the Spanish-
Stephen Crane (1871-
Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, on November 01, 1871, as the 14th child of
a Methodist minister. He started to write stories at the age of eight and at 16 he
was writing articles for the New York Tribune. Crane studied at Lafayette College
and Syracuse University. After his mother's death in 1890 -
Crane's collection of poems, The Black Rider, also appeared in 1895 These books brought Crane better reporting assignments and he sought experiences as a war correspondent in combat areas. Crane traveled to Greece, Cuba, Texas and Mexico, reporting mostly on war events. His short story, "The Open Boat," is based on a true experience, when his ship sank on the journey to Cuba in 1896. With a small party of other passengers, Crane spent several days drifting in an open boat before being rescued. This experience impaired his health permanently.
In 1898 Crane settled in Sussex, England, where he became friends with Joseph Conrad,
H.G. Wells, and Henry James. During these restless years Crane refined his use of
realism to expose social ills, as in George's Mother (1896), which explored life
in the Bowery. In 1899 appeared Active Service, which was based on the Greco-
In 1899 Crane returned to Cuba, to cover the Spanish-
Crane's posthumous publications include the sketches and stories from his life as a correspondent in Wounds In The Rain (1900) and Whilomville Stories (1900), depicting a childhood in a small state. Crane's works introduced into American literature realism, although his innovations in technique and style and use of symbolism gave much of his best work a romantic rather than a naturalistic quality.