The Red Badge Of Courage

May 11, 2004|
The Red Badge Of Courage by STEPHEN CRANE
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First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil War battle who is motivated not by the unselfish heroism of conventional war stories, but by fear, cowardice, and finally, egotism. However, in his struggle to find reality amid the nightmarish chaos of war, the young soldier also discovers courage, humility, and perhaps, wisdom. Although Crane had never been in battle before writing The Red Badge of Courage, the book was widely praised by experienced soldiers for its uncanny re-creation of the sights, sounds, and sense of actual combat. Its publication brought Crane immediate international fame and established him as a major American writer. Today, nearly a century later, the book ranks as an enduring landmark of American fiction.

Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later ...
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Title:The Red Badge Of Courage
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Published:May 11, 2004
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486434223

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