Hailed as the first realistic American novel, this tragic tale is set in the slums of New York. The product of a brutal father, a drunken mother, and a faithless lover, we follow Maggie’s degeneration. In the second novella, we witness a mother's unequivocal love for her son. The two selections are paired here because Maggie is the main character of the first and she makes a brief appearance in the second. AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE AND CD.