Stephen Crane


Stephen Crane was born on November one 1871 in Newark New Jersey. As a child Stephen would always get sick. despite his sickness Crane taught himself to read by age four. Crane did not go to school till 1880 but when he did he completed two grades in six weeks. In 1885 he enrolled in boarding school at Pennington Seminary. He then went to  military school in 1887. In 1888 he joined a news bureau, there he wrote many stories. Crane passed  June 5th 1900.

When Crane was young he was often sick. Since he spent most of his time in doors he learned to read and write by age four. In the summer of 1891 after Crane had attended school he camped with his friends near were his brother lived in Sullivan county, New York. That place would be the setting for several short stories that Crane would write. In 1892 Hunting Wild dogs and The Last of the Mohicans. Crane would write many stories before he passes in 1900.                                                             

                                                                           A poem by Stephen Crane

Fast rode the knight by Fast rode the knight
With spurs, hot and reeking,
Ever waving an eager sword,
"To save my lady!"
Fast rode the knIght,
And leaped from saddle to war.
Men of steel flickered and gleamed
Like riot of silver lights,
And the gold of the knight's good banner
Still waved on a castle wall.
. . . . .
A horse,
Blowing, staggering, bloody thing,
Forgotten at foot of castle wall.
A horse
Dead at foot of castle wall.