The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane
3.2/5 (99601 ratings)
Henry Fleming has joined the Union army because of his romantic ideas of military life, but soon finds himself in the middle of a battle against a regiment of Confederate soldiers. Terrified, Henry deserts his comrades. Upon returning to his regiment, he struggles with his shame as he tries to redeem himself and prove his courage.

The Red Badge of Courage is Stephen Crane’s second book, notable for its realism and the fact that Crane had never personally experienced battle. Crane drew heavy inspiration from Century Magazine, a periodical known for its articles about the American Civil War. However, he criticized the articles for their lack of emotional depth and decided to write a war novel of his own. The manuscript was first serialized in December 1894 by The Philadelphia Press and quickly won Crane international acclaim before he died in June 1900 at the age of 28.
Language
English
Pages
149
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Clayton, Del. : Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics,
Release
September 30, 2022
ISBN
1580495869
ISBN 13
9781580495868

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane
3.2/5 (99601 ratings)
Henry Fleming has joined the Union army because of his romantic ideas of military life, but soon finds himself in the middle of a battle against a regiment of Confederate soldiers. Terrified, Henry deserts his comrades. Upon returning to his regiment, he struggles with his shame as he tries to redeem himself and prove his courage.

The Red Badge of Courage is Stephen Crane’s second book, notable for its realism and the fact that Crane had never personally experienced battle. Crane drew heavy inspiration from Century Magazine, a periodical known for its articles about the American Civil War. However, he criticized the articles for their lack of emotional depth and decided to write a war novel of his own. The manuscript was first serialized in December 1894 by The Philadelphia Press and quickly won Crane international acclaim before he died in June 1900 at the age of 28.
Language
English
Pages
149
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Clayton, Del. : Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics,
Release
September 30, 2022
ISBN
1580495869
ISBN 13
9781580495868

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