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The Red Badge of Courage (original 1895; edition 2004)

by Stephen Crane

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Title:The Red Badge of Courage
Authors:Stephen Crane
Info:Prestwick House Inc. (2004), Paperback, 152 pages
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Includes essays by Joseph Conrad and John Berryman.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
Includes essays by Joseph Conrad and John Berryman.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
Includes essays by Joseph Conrad and John Berryman.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
Includes essays by Joseph Conrad and John Berryman.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
I recall reading this book in a single sitting, on a summer day, when I was a young man. The story was exciting, and I saw a lot of myself in the protagonist. I, too, wanted to leave the farm and go off to war.

I did not expect cowardice from him, any more than I would have expected it from myself. I did not expect to feel sympathy for him, in his shame. At that age I had not imagined that I should be afraid of war.

I don't remember the writing style or specific plot points of this book. I do remember that it made me understand how a soldier might be afraid, and how that soldier wasn't so fundamentally different from a farm boy like me. ( )
  wishanem | Jan 27, 2015 |
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Crane, StephenAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berryman, JohnContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binder, HenryEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bloom, HaroldEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bottino, PatNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bowers, FredsonEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Engene, GeneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foote, ShelbyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, Donald B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, FrankEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haldeman, JoeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Stallman, Robert W.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Van Doren, CarlIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.
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ISBN 0812504798 is a Tor edition of The Red Badge of Courage.
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Long considered the first great modern novel of war by an American author, this classic work is set in the time of the Civil War and tells a powerful, psychological story of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors--both within and without the war.

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During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.

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