Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, a Story of New York (in slipcase)
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- Language:English (Unknown)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
- Dimensions (in):10.9 x 7.6 x 0.6
- Publication Date:1974
Maggie is a child living in the tenements of the Bowery, a slum area of New York City. Her father and mother are both alcoholics, and she and her two brothers suffer a violent and abusive childhood. The younger of the two boys dies, but Maggie and Jimmie survive. Maggie grows into a beautiful girl, somehow untouched by the squalor around her. When her brother brings home his friend Pete, who shows her some attention, she falls in love with him. She fails to see him as the uncouth braggart that he is and succumbs to his charms. She goes to live with him, but Pete soon tires of her. She tries to return home, but is turned away. Both her mother and her brother condemn her as a fallen woman, despite the immoral behavior of both of them. Maggie, homeless and penniless, turns to prostitution to make a living. As her life becomes more dismal, it comes to a tragic end. Her mother, on learning of Maggie's death, wails hypocritically that she will forgive Maggie her sins.
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