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Whilomville Stories by Stephen Crane, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary

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From the haircut episode of "The Angel Child" to the play-acting of "The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps" the stories are charmingly nostalgic without being sentimental or saccharine. Crane knows how children think and act. "Little Phelps had now passed into that state which may be described as a curious and temporary childish fatalism. He still objected, but From the haircut episode of "The Angel Child" to the play-acting of "The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps" the stories are charmingly nostalgic without being sentimental or saccharine. Crane knows how children think and act. "Little Phelps had now passed into that state which may be described as a curious and temporary childish fatalism. He still objected, but it was only feeble muttering, as if he did not know what he spoke. In some confusion they carried him to the rectangle of hemlock boughs and dropped him. Then they piled other boughs upon him until he was not to be seen. The chief stepped forward to make a short address, but before proceeding with it he thought it expedient, from certain indications, to speak to the grave itself. "Lie still, can't ye? Lie still until I get through." There was a faint movement of the boughs, and then a perfect silence."


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From the haircut episode of "The Angel Child" to the play-acting of "The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps" the stories are charmingly nostalgic without being sentimental or saccharine. Crane knows how children think and act. "Little Phelps had now passed into that state which may be described as a curious and temporary childish fatalism. He still objected, but From the haircut episode of "The Angel Child" to the play-acting of "The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps" the stories are charmingly nostalgic without being sentimental or saccharine. Crane knows how children think and act. "Little Phelps had now passed into that state which may be described as a curious and temporary childish fatalism. He still objected, but it was only feeble muttering, as if he did not know what he spoke. In some confusion they carried him to the rectangle of hemlock boughs and dropped him. Then they piled other boughs upon him until he was not to be seen. The chief stepped forward to make a short address, but before proceeding with it he thought it expedient, from certain indications, to speak to the grave itself. "Lie still, can't ye? Lie still until I get through." There was a faint movement of the boughs, and then a perfect silence."

32 review for Whilomville Stories by Stephen Crane, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary

  1. 4 out of 5

    Darinda

    Read in The Stephen Crane Megapack: 94 Classic Works by the Author of The Red Badge of Courage. The Whilomville Stories is a collection of 13 short stories. These are great short stories about childhood. They center around a young boy growing up in a small town. My ratings for each story: "The Angel Child" ★★★★ "Lynx-Hunting" ★★★ "The Lover and the Telltale" ★★★ "Showin' Off" ★★★ "Making an Orator" ★★★★ "Shame" ★★★ "The Carriage-Lamps" ★★★ "The Knife" ★★★ "The Stove" ★★★★ "The Trial, Execution, and Burial Read in The Stephen Crane Megapack: 94 Classic Works by the Author of The Red Badge of Courage. The Whilomville Stories is a collection of 13 short stories. These are great short stories about childhood. They center around a young boy growing up in a small town. My ratings for each story: "The Angel Child" ★★★★ "Lynx-Hunting" ★★★ "The Lover and the Telltale" ★★★ "Showin' Off" ★★★ "Making an Orator" ★★★★ "Shame" ★★★ "The Carriage-Lamps" ★★★ "The Knife" ★★★ "The Stove" ★★★★ "The Trial, Execution, and Burial of Homer Phelps" ★★★★ "The Fight" ★★★★ "The City Urchin and the Chaste Villagers" ★★★★ "A Little Pilgrimage" ★★★

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zvonimir

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    James

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    Eric Shivak

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    Karen Heart

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    Melissa Rerko

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    Courtney (thebookalien)

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    Robert

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    Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}

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    Lauren

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    Usman Nasir

  31. 4 out of 5

    Διόνυσος Ελευθέριος

  32. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

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