Men Women and Boats

spoke up the tall man. "Why, I really thought you liked it." He laughed in a hard voice. "Lord, what a figure you'll cut." This laugh jarred the freckled man's soul. He became mad. "Thunderation, turn the boat around!" he roared.

Men  Women  and Boats

Men Women and Boats

Though he is today best remembered as the author of the classic Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, American author Stephen Crane was widely lauded as one of the foremost practitioners of the short-story format in the early twentieth century. This fine collection brings together a number of his most highly regarded short tales, including the largely autobiographical account of the aftermath of a shipwreck, "The Open Boat."

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