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Essays on The Open Boat

by Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane

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Short story

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1897

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Correspondent, Captain, Oiler, Cook, Life-saving man, Waving man

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The story based is on Stephen Crane's own real-life experience, when he was a correspondent for an American newspaper and he was on his way to write about problems that led up to The Spanish-American War in 1898. A ship he was sailing on to Cuba sank in high seas off the coast of Florida.

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