Happy birthday, Stephen Crane.
Stephen Crane---poet; journalist; and author of the classic Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895), Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), and other works---was born today in Newark, New Jersey, in 1871. He died in 1900 at age 28 of tuberculosis.
To read "A Tale of Mere Chance" (1896), Crane's parody of Edgar Allan Poe, go here. Other supernaturally oriented works include "Ghosts on the New Jersey Coast" (1894) and "The Ghostly Sphinx of Metedeconk" (1895).