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date: 05 March 2021

Crane, Stephenlocked

(01 November 1871–05 June 1900)
  • David Halliburton

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Crane, Stephen (01 November 1871–05 June 1900), writer, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Jonathan Townley Crane, a prominent Methodist minister and author of books denouncing popular amusements, and Mary Helen Peck, a Methodist church writer. The youngest of fourteen children, Crane rebelled against the ecclesiastical/moral tendencies of his elders, indulging in such forbidden activities as baseball, smoking, drinking, going to the theater, and reading novels. Among his favorite “respectable” activities were bicycle riding and horsemanship....

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