Melville Stories

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets – Chapters 4-9

Summary There is the passage of a considerable, unspecified number of years, perhaps ten or twelve. The father and baby Tommie die unremarkably and largely unremarked, and they vanish from the narrative. Meanwhile, Jimmie grows up–or devolves–into a hardened, scornful young man. Chapter 4 is a character sketch of his development, his formative years when …

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