The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories (Collector's Library Series)

The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories (Collector's Library Series)

by Stephen Crane

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The Red Badge of Courage is regarded by many as one of the finest of all American Novels. It tells the story of one soldier's experience of a battle in the American Civil War, and presents warfare in a direct, impressionistic way that was startlingly innovative at the time, and continues to influence writers today. The hero of the tale is Henry Fleming, a youth who has enlisted in the Union Army, seduced by dreams of military glory, but who discovers the real warfare is very different from what he has read about in books. From his nervousness before the battle, to the upheavals, terrors and thrills of conflict, we see events through Henry's eyes, thus giving a particularly vivid sense of what a soldier goes through.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760759042
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2004
Series: Barnes & Noble Collector's Library
Edition description: Pocket-Sized Unabridged Edition
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 5.94(h) x 0.73(d)

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The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JBreedlove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A psychological study of battle from one of the few realistic novels to come out of the Civil War. A good tight read that foreshadows Steinbeck and Hemingway. Of the short stories The Open Boat stood out. The others were almost O. Henry wannabees. A good look at life in the late 19th century.
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