The Red Badge of Courage

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 238 pages
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User Review  - tommi180744 - LibraryThing

Crane's The Red Badge of Courage is probably the first and possibly the best ever narrative of war/combat as seen through the narrow confines of the utterly ordinary soldier. Although it covers just a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikolas Kalar - Goodreads

Though, without a doubt, a powerful and effective novel that certainly earns its gut-wrenching reputation, for my money, Stephen Crane is a much better story composer than he is a novelist. The short ... Read full review

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Contents

Endless Waiting Endless Drilling
7
Rumor or Fact?
23
A First Battle
33
A Wild Retreat
49
The Rebels Attack
55
A Horrible Discovery
73
Joining the Wounded Throng
81
Jim Conklins Red Badge of Courage
91
Returning to the 304th
127
Regaining His Strength
139
From Coward to Hero
151
The Mule Drivers
169
Protecting the Flag
181
The Mule Drivers Revenge
193
Criticism and Praise
207
The Final Battle
219

Too Tired To Fight
103
A Red Badge?
113
From Boy to Man
235
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Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis.

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