The O'ruddy

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Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, poet and journalist. He is best known for his novel Red Badge of Courage (1895). He lived in New York City a bohemian life where he observed the poo


r in the Bowery slums as research for his first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893). He became shipwrecked in route to Cuba in early 1897, an experience which he later transformed into his short story masterpiece, The Open Boat (1898). Other works include: Active Service (1899), Whilomville Stories (1900) and The O'Ruddy (with Robert Barr) (1903). Robert Barr (1850-1912) was a British-Canadian novelist, born at Glasgow, Scotland. He was educated at the Normal School of Toronto, Canada, was headmaster of the Central School, Windsor, Ontario, and in 1876 became a member of the staff of the Detroit Free Press, in which his contributions appeared under the signature "Luke Sharp. " In 1881 he removed to London, to establish there the weekly English edition of the Free Press, and in 1892 founded The Idler magazine. Among his works are: From Whose Bourne (1896) and Jennie Baxter, Journalist (1899).

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