The Red Badge of Courage Unabridged (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Crane, Stephen

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New paperback book copy of The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Unabridged. Stanley Appelbaum, Dover Thrift Editions editor. Accelerated Reader AR 8.0. Description: A young Civil War soldier's dreams of honor, patriotism and glory on the battlefield clash with the realities of war and are shattered when he flees the field during battle. Unabridged Dover (1990) republication of the text of the first published version. (D. Appleton and Co., N.Y., 1895). 112 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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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.

Title: The Red Badge of Courage Unabridged (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Crane, Stephen

Categories: American Authors,

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1990-07-01

ISBN Number: 0486264653

ISBN Number 13: 9780486264653

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 012590

Keywords: Literature American, Stephen Crane, American Classics, 0486264653, 9780486264653, Dover Thrift Editions, Soldiers Fiction, Battle of Chancellorsville, American Civil War,