The red badge of courage

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The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. Although Crane was born after the war, and had not at the time experienced battle first-hand, the novel is known for its realism. He began writing what would become his second novel in 1893, using various contemporary and written accounts (such as those published previously by Century Magazine) as inspiration. It is believed that he based the fictional battle on that of Chancellorsville; he may also have interviewed veterans of the 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the Orange Blossoms. Initially shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the novel was published in full in October 1895. A longer version of the work, based on Crane's original manuscript, was published in 1982. The novel is known for its distinctive style, which includes realistic battle sequences as well as the repeated use of color imagery, and ironic tone. Separating itself from a traditional war narrative, Crane's story reflects the inner experience of its protagonist (a soldier fleeing from combat) rather than the external world around him. Also notable for its use of what Crane called a "psychological portrayal of fear," the novel's allegorical and symbolic qualities are often debated by critics. Several of the themes that the story explores are maturation, heroism, cowardice, and the indifference of nature. The Red Badge of Courage garnered widespread acclaim, what H. G. Wells called "an orgy of praise," shortly after its publication, making Crane an instant celebrity at the age of twenty-four. The novel and its author did have their initial detractors, however, including author and veteran Ambrose Bierce. Adapted several times for the screen, the novel became a bestseller. It has never been out of print and is now thought to be Crane's most important work and a major American text.
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9780553210118
082249356
9780822493563
9780812504798
9780679641292
9780061064975
9781449879464
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display_description 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.'
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subject_facet Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863 -- Fiction, Classics -- FICTION, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Elementary education of adults, High interest-low vocabulary books. -- ABLE materials, Historical fiction, Literacy, Psychological -- FICTION, Readers for new literates. -- ABLE materials, Soldiers -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, War & Military -- FICTION, War stories
title_display The red badge of courage
title_full The Red Badge of Courage [eBook] Crane, Stephen., The red badge of courage / by Stephen Crane ; retold by Michael Burgan ; interior illustrations by Ed Parker ; Wishbone illustrations by Kathryn Yingling, The red badge of courage [ABLE materials] / Stephen Crane ; abridged and adapted by Stephen Feinstein ; illustrated by James McConnell, The red badge of courage [classic] / Stephen Crane, The red badge of courage [eAudio] / Stephen Crane
title_short The red badge of courage
topic_facet ABLE materials, Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863, Classics, Elementary education of adults, High interest-low vocabulary books, History, Literacy, Psychological, Readers for new literates, Soldiers, War & Military