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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This is a well book at a really good price. I am very happy with this purchase. Very happy !
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not enjoyable
If you have to purchase this short story for university/school other study reasons then this edition is the one to get - it includes loads of helpful critical essays.
However, if you're thinking of purchasing the book as a good read or entertaining story, don't bother. Whilst it's mildly interesting as an example of the beginning of the Naturalism...
Published on 20 Feb 2006 by Miss


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2.0 out of 5 stars Not enjoyable, 20 Feb 2006
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This review is from: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)
If you have to purchase this short story for university/school other study reasons then this edition is the one to get - it includes loads of helpful critical essays.
However, if you're thinking of purchasing the book as a good read or entertaining story, don't bother. Whilst it's mildly interesting as an example of the beginning of the Naturalism movement in America, it's not particularly absorbing and despite the story only actually taking up about 60 pages, I found it difficult to read, certainly the very opposite of a page-turner.
Nothing really happens in it and the ending remains disappointingly ambiguous. Also, for a story which aimed to be realistic, the motivations of the characters are not very well examined and many of their actions seem, quite frankly, bizarre. Maggie's mother and brother are basically reduced to charicatures of the 'angry, violent, working class', without much thought given to the reasons behind their behaviour.
Basically, not worth reading unless you have to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, 30 April 2014
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