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The red badge of courage [electronic resource]. Stephen Crane.

Crane, Stephen. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553898422 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Bantam Classics, 2000.

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Summary, etc.: The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first battle, full of fear and then remorse. He encounters a grotesquely rotting corpse propped against a tree, and a column of wounded men, one of whom is a friend who dies horribly in front of him. Fleming receives his own "red badge" when a fellow soldier hits him in the head with a gun. "The idea of falling like heroes on ceremonial battlefields," Ford Madox Ford remarked later, "was gone forever." Shelby Foote, author of The Civil The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
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Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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