Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 18:05:51 -0400 From: Peggy Smith Subject: Re: dialect in literature Stephen Crane's _Maggie: A Girl of the Streets_ is a short, but important work from the end of the 19th century that you might want to include in your study. Crane uses the Irish street slang of the Bowery during that period. As I understand it, the work was considered groundbreaking in its use of realistic dialect in fiction. Peggy Smith