Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by Stephen Crane about a girl named Maggie and her attempts to rise out of poverty. Growing up with her brother Jimmie and oppressive parents in Manhattan, Maggie eventually finds a job at a shirt factory and begins to date Jimmie's friend Pete. Neither Jimmy nor his friends and family approve of Maggie's relationship and so slander and destroy the relationship, convincing Pete to abandon her. Pete lives a lavish life, while Maggie becomes a prostitute and eventually dies.
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories a collection of stories by Stephen Crane. The title story, is Maggie's attempts to rise from poverty. Growing up in Manhattan with her domineering parents and brother Jimmie, Maggie eventually finds a menial job and begins to date Jimmie's friend Pete. Jimmy and his family disapprove, slandering and destroying the relationship, eventually convincing Pete to abandon her. Pete goes on to happiness and success, while Maggie becomes a prostitute and dies.