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American author and journalist (1871-1900) best known for his novels Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and The Red Badge of Courage. Rare ALS, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Ravensbrook, Oxted, Surrey letterhead, January 30, 1898. In full: "Send me a copy of the book when published for which I will return cheque." In fine condition. The book in question may very well be a soon-to-be published volume based around Crane's 1897 short story The Open Boat, a recounting of his own experience of surviving a shipwreck off the Floridian coast earlier that year while traveling to Cuba. Crane and three other men were stranded at sea for thirty hours when his ship, the SS Commodore, sank after hitting a sandbar. In April 1898, the story was published in an American volume entitled The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure, and in England as The Open Boat and Other Stories.
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,150.00
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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