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The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900, author

Eight stories by Stephen Crane that bring the American Civil War vividly to life. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE follows Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy turned soldier with romantic notions about the glory of war. But amid the acrid smoke, the filth and the cold, the numbing monotony, and the unworldly wail of the dying, he is forced to come face to face with his own all-too-human feelings of terror and guilt. Henry's transformation from a fearful, lost, doubting youth to a courageous, confident, duty-bound soldier is the essence of the novel: a story of the growth of a young man from innocence to maturity

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. War Stories. Large type books. Bildungsromans.
Large print edition.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Stephen Crane
ISBN: 1444821814, 9781444821819
Intended audience: Adult.
Physical Description: 408 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Ulverscroft
Subject: Soldiers Fiction.; Fear Fiction.; United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction.; Courage Fiction.; Hope Fiction.


Henry Fleming is an ordinary farm boy turned soldier, with romantic notions about the glory of war. But, as the tedium of his regiment's encampment without action provides ample time for self-reflection, disquieting thoughts begin to prey upon his mind: doubts as to whether, in combat, he will stand his ground valiantly - or flee ignominiously. Then the regiment receives orders to march, and Henry finds himself flung into the maelstrom of battle. Amidst the blood, the acrid smoke, and the unworldly wails of the dying, his courage will be put to the ultimate test...