Though he died at 28, Stephen Crane was one of the most innovative and accomplished writers of his generation. Here in one volume are all his best-known works. Crane's novels include "The Red Badge of Courage," about a young and confused Union soldier under fire for the first time; "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets," a vivid portrait of slum life and a young girl's fall; "George's Mother," about New York's Bowery and its effect on a young workingman; "The Third Violet," about a bohemian artist's country romance; and "The Monster," a novella about sacrifice and rescue. Stories include masterpieces like "The Open Boat," "The Blue Hotel," and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," as well as tales of childhood in small-town America. As a journalist, Crane covered the Spanish-American and Greco-Turkish wars, traveled through Mexico and the West, and reported on the seamier sides of New York City life. "The Black Riders" and "War is Kind," collections of epigrammatic free verse, look back to Emily Dickinson and forward to Imagism. All writings are complete and unabridged.