Stephen Crane: Leading American Author Of The Realist School

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Stephen Crane, was a leading American author of the Realist school, who enjoyed both popular success and critical acclaim. Being the youngest of fourteen children, Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1871. His father Jonathan Crane was a Methodist minister, who died suddenly when Crane was only 9 years old. Leaving his mother Mary Crane, who was a devout social activist at the time, to support the family. By working for the church and writing religious journals, Mary Crane raised her son in the most idealistic atmosphere of evangelical reformism. Two years after her husbands death, in 1892, only seven of Mary Crane’s children were still living. Throughout his childhood Crane became very familiar with death.
After graduating high school,
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