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|Died||June 5, 1900, Badenweiler, Germany|
|Fact||His classic short story "The Open Boat" was inspired by an actual experience that occurred while he was a war correspondent. His ship having been sunk, he spent a week with a handful of other survivors in a lifeboat, some of it in rough weather. Most feel that it was during this period that he contracted the tuberculosis that lead to his early death at the age of 28.|
Stephen Crane was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, on November 1, 1871, the fourth child of Jonathan Townley Crane, a Methodist minister, and Mary Helen Peck Crane. His father’s work often took the family to different communities in New Jersey, including Port Jervis, Paterson and Asbury Park. As a result, Crane was educated in a variety of schools as a child. He began attending Claverack College in 1887, but left after a few months to take a job as a reporter for the New York Tribune.
Crane’s first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, was published in 1893. The book was not a success, but it did garner some attention for its realistic portrayal of poverty and life in the slums of New York City. In 1895, Crane published The Red Badge of Courage, which is considered his masterpiece. The novel is set during the American Civil War and tells the story of a young soldier’s experience of battle. The book was an instant success and made Crane famous.
In 1897, Crane moved to England, where he met and fell in love with Cora Taylor, the owner of a London brothel. The two lived together for several years and had a tempestuous relationship. In 1899, Crane published The Open Boat, a short story based on his own experience of surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Florida.
In 1900, Crane returned to the United States and settled in Jacksonville, Florida. He continued to write and publish stories and poems, but he also began to drink heavily and suffer from depression. In June 1900, Crane attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head. He survived but was left with a permanent disability.
Crane divorced Cora Taylor in 1902 and married Stella Miller the following year. The couple had two children, but their marriage was unhappy and they divorced in 1909.
In 1912, Crane embarked on a trip to Mexico with his friend Jack London. The trip was cut short when London became ill and had to return to the United States. Crane continued on to Cuba, where he contracted malaria. He returned to the United States and died on June 5, 1900, at the age of 28.
Crane was a prolific writer and is considered one of the most important American authors of the late 19th century. His work is known for its realism and naturalism.
|Full Name||Stephen Crane|
|Died||June 5, 1900, Badenweiler, Germany|
|Profession||Author, Novelist, Journalist|
|Education||Syracuse University, Claverack College, The Pennington School, Lafayette College|
|Parents||Jonathan Townley Crane, Mary Helen Peck Crane|
|Siblings||William Howe Crane, Jonathan Townley Crane, Jr., Agnes Elizabeth Crane, Luther Peck Crane, Wilbur Fiske Crane, Mary Helen Crane, George Peck Crane, Edmund Brian Crane|
|Movies||The Red Badge of Courage|
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|1||[1900, reportedly is last words] Robert - when you come to the hedge - that we must all go over - it isn't so bad. You feel sleepy - and you don't care. Just a little dreamy anxiety - which world you're really in - that's all.|
|1||He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.|
|2||His classic short story "The Open Boat" was inspired by an actual experience that occurred while he was a war correspondent. His ship having been sunk, he spent a week with a handful of other survivors in a lifeboat, some of it in rough weather. Most feel that it was during this period that he contracted the tuberculosis that lead to his early death at the age of 28.|
|3||Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club.|
|An Illusion in Red & White||2014||Short short story|
|Stephen Crane's A Desertion||2014||Short original story|
|Tobruk||2008||novel "The Red Badge of Courage"|
|The Dark Riders||2001||Short poem|
|War is Kind: Poetry of the Civil War||1999||Video poetry written by|
|The Blue Hotel||1997||Short|
|The Blue Hotel||1977||TV Movie story|
|The Red Badge of Courage||1974||TV Movie novel|
|Das blaue Hotel||1973||TV Movie novel|
|Norman Corwin Presents||1972||TV Series story - 1 episode|
|Festival||1961||TV Series story - 1 episode|
|Face of Fire||1959||story "The Monster"|
|Schlitz Playhouse||1957||TV Series story - 1 episode|
|General Electric Theater||1956||TV Series story - 1 episode|
|Danger||1955||TV Series story - 1 episode|
|Your Favorite Story||TV Series story - 6 episodes, 1953 - 1954 story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" - 1 episode, 1953|
|Face to Face||1952||story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky"|
|The Red Badge of Courage||1951||novel "The Red Badge of Courage"|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia