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Author: Stephen Crane Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781614960195
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“An Ominous Baby,” which is quite short, is an unexpected Stephen Crane jewel. Crane is best known for three short stories, “The Open Boat,” thought by many to be the best short story ever written, “The Blue Hotel,” and “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” “An Ominous Baby” is perhaps the most unusual of the other ten Crane stories Simply recorded. It deserves to be right up there with the top three. As Simply says, this is not an NFL Power ranking, or a compare and contrast assignment. This is your opportunity to enjoy many of Crane's other illuminating and moving works. The story is mythic with as “A baby was wandering in a strange country” and meets up with another. The first is tough guy type from “the poor district” who sees a “pretty child with fine clothes playing with a toy.” The first asks to borrow it and is refused; the tough baby gets upset, grabs the toy, and makes off with it, as “the vandal turned and vanished down a dark side street as in a swallowing cavern.” The pretty child will clearly get another. The tough guy baby has had to fled his field of victory, and skulk away. This is one of Crane’s most bald and symbolic works of class and economic battle and position. It reveals clearly the forces of realism and naturalism that imbues his writing. Another remarkable and underappreciated work by Mr. Crane.

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About the Author

Stephen Crane (1871–1900) was an American novelist, poet, and journalist. He worked as a reporter of slum life in New York and a highly paid war correspondent for newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. He wrote many works of fiction, poems, and accounts of war, all well received but none as acclaimed as his 1895 Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Today he is considered one of the most innovative American writers of the 1890s and one of the founders of literary realism.

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.