Stephen Crane: The Black Riders (2127 words)


Stephen Crane, who found literary fame with the publication of his novel The Red Badge of Courage and is often read for his short story “The Open Boat” and novella Maggie, also published two volumes of poetry in his short life. His first collection, The Black Riders and Other Lines, came out in May 1895, some five months before the publication of Red Badge of Courage. Crane was only 24 when these works were published, just five years before his untimely death. Though not widely read as a poet, Crane himself claimed: “I suppose I ought to be thankful to ‘The Red Badge’ [sic] but I am much fonder of my little book of poems, ‘The …

Citation: Hada, Ken. "The Black Riders". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 June 2021 [, accessed 02 August 2021.]

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