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The Open Boat (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Open Boat is a 1877 narrative account of Stephen Crane's experience of surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Florida. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1896/12/31 Employed by the Bacheller newspaper syndicate as a war correspondent in the Cuban insurrection against Spain, Stephen Crane boards the steamship SS COMMODORE in Jacksonville, Florida.
1897/01/02 Stephen Crane Reporter SS COMMODORE comes to a standstill 16 miles (26 km) from Mosquito Inlet (now Ponce de Leon Inlet) and dangerously takes on water. Steven Crane, the ship's captain, Edward Murphy, and three crew members take escape in a 10-foot (3.0 m) dingy.
1897/01/04 Stephen Crane Reporter Stephen Crane in a small dinghy with several crewmen sight Ponce de Leon Inlet Light and steer for the Mosquito Inlet Light. Ponce De Leon Inlet Lightstation Ponce de Leon Inlet Spanish-American War
1897/01/07 Stephen Crane Reporter Crane's report of the sinking SS COMMODORE appears on the front page of the New York Press. Reprinted in other papers, "Stephen Crane's Own Story" mostly recounts the sinking of the steamboat.
1897/06/00 Stephen Crane Author "The Open Boat" by Steven Crane sails into Scribner's Magazine.
1897/06/00 Scribner's Magazine Publisher "The Open Boat" by Steven Crane sails into Scribner's Magazine.
1900/00/00 H G Wells Critic "The Open Boat" is to my mind, beyond all question, the crown of all his work. - from "Steven Crane: From an English Standpoint" by H G Wells
1945/00/00 Gore Vidal Life "I read The Red Badge of Courage several times, for the style and the, literally, colour. And I read his The Open Boat - set, like mine, upon a riotous ominous sea." - Gore Vidal, on the formation of his first novel, Williwaw

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Particulars for The Open Boat (short story):
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Style Naturalism
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: English

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