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The Red Badge of Courage (Bantam Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780553210118
ISBN10: 0553210114
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Stephen Crane was born in Newark, NJ in 1871, the son of a Methodist minister. Before he reached twenty-five, Crane had made his mark on the American literary scene by writing two major works: Maggie: a Girl of the Streets (1893) and The Red Badge of Courage (1895). He failed a theme-writing course in college at the same time he was writing articles for newspapers, among them the New York Herald Tribune. Maggie, drawn from firsthand observations in the slums of New York, was praised and condemned for its sordid realism. By contrast, The Red Badge of Courage, also praised for its realism, was drawn entirely from newspaper accounts and research, as Crane himself never went to war. Crane's adventurous spirit drove him to Cuba in 1896, providing the experience for his most famous short story, The Open Boat, a tale of sufferings endured by Crane and his three companions aboard a lifeboat after their ship sank. He traveled to Greece as a correspondent, and returned to Cuba to cover the Spanish-American war. At the age of twenty-eight, in failing health, he traveled from England to Germany to recuperate in the healing atmosphere of the Black Forest. While working on a humorous novel, The O'Ruddy, he died in Germany of tuberculosis in June of 1900.

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Patrick Fontaine, September 2, 2011 (view all comments by Patrick Fontaine)
This is an excellent simple book that helped start a new form of personalized, darker war novels. One of my favorites, great example of loss of innocence with war shown from the simple mind of a teenage boy.
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mgreiner1, May 19, 2011 (view all comments by mgreiner1)
As a mental health professional working with the military, I affirm that Crane did a wonderful job of capturing the thoughts and feelings of warriors. The book is pretty dense, as it condenses what would be years of experience into a period of less than two days.
I would strongly disagree with anyone who categorizes this book as children's literature, as there are some passages that would have given me nightmares as a child.
The book would be valuable reading for people considering enlisting to be a warrior (combat designation), for those who care about or for members of the military, and certainly for mental health providers serving the military.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553210118
Introduction:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Crane, Stephen
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
War
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction.
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam classic ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 151.
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
TB1016
Publication Date:
19810331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.06x4.12x.44 in. .18 lbs.

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