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.