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Red Badge of Courage

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ISBN13: 9780486264653
ISBN10: 0486264653
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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.

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Meet Henry Fleming, a youth who dreams of glory as a Union Army soldier during the Civil War. In the middle of his first battle, Henry runs from the fighting in terror. He begins to grow up when he has to face his fellow soldiers, some of whom are wounded and dying. Now, Henry knwos that war is not as glorious as he thought. An another major battle begins, will Henry flee or find the courage to stay and fight?

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Small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. Amid the nightmarish chaos of a Civil War battle, a young soldier discovers courage, humility, and, perhaps, wisdom. Widely praised for uncanny re-creation of the sights, sounds, and sense of actual combat. An enduring landmark of American fiction.

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midnightshimmers, May 14, 2006 (view all comments by midnightshimmers)
i have to write a 4 page research paper on a argumentative subject from the red badge of courage. i found the topic of is henry a hero or not a hero (he did run!) i dont know which side to pick. post your opinions please.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486264653
Author:
Crane, Stephen
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Chancellorsville
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 18
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
I
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Meet Henry Fleming, a youth who dreams of glory as a Union Army soldier during the Civil War. In the middle of his first battle, Henry runs from the fighting in terror. He begins to grow up when he has to face his fellow soldiers, some of whom are wounded and dying. Now, Henry knwos that war is not as glorious as he thought. An another major battle begins, will Henry flee or find the courage to stay and fight?
"Synopsis" by ,
Small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. Amid the nightmarish chaos of a Civil War battle, a young soldier discovers courage, humility, and, perhaps, wisdom. Widely praised for uncanny re-creation of the sights, sounds, and sense of actual combat. An enduring landmark of American fiction.
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