The Red Badge of Courage
Title The Red Badge of Courage PDF eBook
Author Stephen Crane
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages 242
Release 2008-09-27
Genre
ISBN 142707366X

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Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a psychological study of a young soldier that deals with the true meaning of courage. Henry Fleming enlists himself as a recruit in the American Civil War over his mother's objection. During the battle, he flees into the forest, thinking that saving his life is the best thing. But when his battalion has won, he feels guilty and returns to his unit. After mastering his fear, Henry goes into the final battle as the flag bearer.



The Red Badge of Courage (Illustrated)
Title The Red Badge of Courage (Illustrated) PDF eBook
Author Stephen Crane
Publisher BookRix
Pages 316
Release 2014-04-29
Genre History
ISBN 3736804679

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Stephen Crane's classic 1895 Civil War novel continues to be read, studied, and discussed, generation after generation. Its searing images of war, destruction, and fear endure in the collective American mind. This Fourth Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of The Red Badge of Courage is again based on the 1895 first edition, published by D. Appleton & Co., conservatively amended and accompanied by explanatory annotations. Crane's uncanceled but unpublished manuscript passages, including his discarded Chapter XII, are reprinted in the Textual Appendix. "Backgrounds and Sources" contains biographical, historical, and contextual material on both Crane and The Red Badge of Courage, with much new material in the Fourth Edition bearing on the novel's Civil War context. Frederick C. Crews, Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane, Jay Martin, John Higham, Charles J. LaRocca, Harold R. Hungerford, Perry Lentz, Eric Solomon, and J. C. Levenson provide the framework for understanding the novel as both literature and history. A number of essays, sketches, and photographs give readers a glimpse of the battle of Chancellorsville, the real-life inspiration for the novel, and of the soldiers who fought it. "Criticism" is a collection of fifteen essays (two new and one expanded in this edition) that represent the best of what has been written about The Red Badge of Courage, from the earliest assessments to current schools of critical interpretation. Contributors include Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane (in self-judgment), George Wyndham, Frank Norris, R. W. Stallman, John E. Hart, Charles C. Walcutt, John Fraser, James Nagel, Amy Kaplan, James M. Cox, James E. Curran, Jr., and James B. Colvert. A Chronologyand updated Selected Bibliography are also included. In the spring of 1863, as he faces battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.



The Red Badge of Courage: an Episode of the American Civil War
Title The Red Badge of Courage: an Episode of the American Civil War PDF eBook
Author Stephen Crane
Publisher
Pages 128
Release 2018-09-27
Genre
ISBN 9781727600995

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The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil WarBy Stephen CraneThe Red Badge of Courage received generally positive reviews from critics on its initial publication; in particular, it was said to be a remarkably modern and original work. Appleton's 1895 publication went through ten editions in the first year alone, making Crane an overnight success at the age of twenty-four. H. G. Wells, a friend of the author, later wrote that the novel was greeted by an "orgy of praise" in England and the United States. The novel, however, did have its initial detractors. Some critics found Crane's young age and inexperience troubling, rather than impressive. For example, one reviewer wrote, "As Mr. Crane is too young a man to write from experience, the frightful details of his book must be the outcome of a very feverish imagination." Crane and his work also received criticism from veterans of the war; one in particular, Alexander C. McClurg, a brigadier general who served through the Chickamauga and Chattanooga campaigns, wrote a lengthy letter to The Dial (which his publishing company owned) in April 1896, lambasting the novel as "a vicious satire upon American soldiers and American armies." Author and veteran Ambrose Bierce, popular for his Civil War-fiction, also expressed contempt for the novel and its writer. When a reviewer for The New York Journal referred to The Red Badge of Courage as a poor imitation of Bierce's work, Bierce responded by congratulating them for exposing "the Crane freak". Some reviewers also found fault with Crane's narrative style, grammar mistakes, and apparent lack of traditional plot.



The Red Badge of Courage
Title The Red Badge of Courage PDF eBook
Author Stephen Crane
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Pages 198
Release 1994
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781853260841

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Presents Stephen Crane's novella about a Union recruit in the Civil War whose dreams of glory are shattered by the realities of battle, and includes two other stories.



The Red Badge of Courage
Title The Red Badge of Courage PDF eBook
Author Stephen. Crane
Publisher Cengage Learning
Pages 244
Release 2003-06-11
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780759398757

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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1993.



New Essays on The Red Badge of Courage
Title New Essays on The Red Badge of Courage PDF eBook
Author Lee Clark Mitchell
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 170
Release 1986-11-28
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780521315128

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First published in 1895, The Red Badge of Courage found immediate success and brought its author immediate fame. In his introduction to this volume, Lee Clark Mitchell discusses how Crane broke with the conventions of both fiction and journalism to create a uniquely 'disruptive' prose style. The five essays that follow each explore different aspects of the novel. One studies the problem of establishing the authentic text; another examines it as a war novel; a third considers it as a critique of the rising mood of militant imperialism in the 1890s; a fourth focuses on the double perspective of the novel - its shift between the hero's perspective and a larger, 'cosmic' one; and the final essay examines the novel's deconstruction of courage/cowardice. Written in a highly accessible style, these essays represent the best of recent scholarship and provide students with a useful introduction to this major novel.



The Red Badge of Courage
Title The Red Badge of Courage PDF eBook
Author Stephen Crane
Publisher
Pages 144
Release 2021-01-18
Genre
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The Red Badge of Courage, novel of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane, published in 1895 and considered to be his masterwork because of its perceptive depiction of warfare and of a soldier's psychological turmoil. Crane was 25 years old and had no personal experience of war when he wrote the novel, which he based partly on a popular anthology, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.The Red Badge of Courage has been called the first modern war novel because, uniquely for its time, it tells of the experience of war from the point of view of an ordinary soldier. Henry Fleming is eager to demonstrate his patriotism in a glorious battle, but when the slaughter starts, he is overwhelmed with fear and flees the battlefield. Ironically, he receives his "red badge of courage" when he is slightly wounded by being struck on the head by a deserter. He witnesses a friend's gruesome death and becomes enraged at the injustice of war. The courage of common soldiers and the agonies of death cure him of his romantic notions. He returns to his regiment and continues to fight on with true courage and without illusions.