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The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin
The Red Badge of Courage
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First published in 1895, America's greatest novel  of the Civil War was written before 21-year-old  Stephen Crane had "smelled even the powder of a  sham battle." But this powerful psychological  study of a young soldier's struggle with the  horrors, both within and without, that war strikes... show more
First published in 1895, America's greatest novel  of the Civil War was written before 21-year-old  Stephen Crane had "smelled even the powder of a  sham battle." But this powerful psychological  study of a young soldier's struggle with the  horrors, both within and without, that war strikes the  reader with its undeniable realism and with its  masterful descriptions of the moment-by-moment riot  of emotions felt by me under fire. Ernest  Hemingway called the novel an American classic, and  Crane's genius is as much apparent in his sharp,  colorful prose as in his ironic portrayal of an episode  of war so intense, so immediate, so real that the  terror of battle becomes our own ... in a  masterpiece so unique that many believe modern American  fiction began with Stephen Crane.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553210118 (0553210114)
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 Little boys at war
Today's book is a classic that I have wanted to read for quite some time but never got around to...until now. Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage covers the American Civil War from the point of view of a Union soldier. It's the gritty portrayal of life at the front and just what it's like to la...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.0 Why Did I Choose This for the Start?
I decided that the girls were going to study Civil War for History and to double dip with Literature that covers the topic, too. This is an iconic classic of the Civil War. I remember reading it many years ago. I flew through it, too, not noting some of the things that I saw when I was reading this ...
JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
4.0 The Red Badge of Courage
Beautifully written, although quite gruesome at times.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Red Badge of Courage
I remember reading this in high school. It's good, but I wouldn't say it's a "must read."
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Red Badge of Courage
I remember reading this in high school. It's good, but I wouldn't say it's a "must read."
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