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Stephen Crane (1) (1871–1900)

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

For other authors named Stephen Crane, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), show more portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Illustration from 1900 magazine

Works by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage (2004) — Author — 11,213 copies
Four Great American Classics (1969) 328 copies
The Portable Stephen Crane (1969) 237 copies
The Red Badge of Courage [abridged - Classic Starts] (2006) — Original Text — 145 copies
The Open Boat {story} (1968) 138 copies
The Blue Hotel (1964) 99 copies
Stories and Tales (1955) 91 copies
Maggie and Other Stories (1960) 74 copies
Complete Poems (2011) 46 copies
The Red Badge of Courage [adapted] (2005) — Author — 46 copies
Stories and Collected Poems (1997) 32 copies
The Red Badge of Courage [Penguin Reader] (2000) — Author — 31 copies
The Monster (1898) 29 copies
Men, Women and Boats (1921) 28 copies
Collected Works (1987) 27 copies
Active Service (1901) 26 copies
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Third Violet (2007) 21 copies
Wounds in the Rain (1900) 21 copies
Poems of Stephen Crane (1966) 20 copies
Stephen Crane: An Omnibus (1952) 20 copies
War Is Kind (1899) 20 copies
George's Mother (1896) 19 copies
The O'Ruddy (1971) 17 copies
Whilomville Stories (1900) 14 copies
The Red Badge of Courage [adapted - Saddleback Classics] (1991) — Original Author — 12 copies
Last Words (2010) 8 copies
Short Stories 7 copies
Stephen Crane: Letters (1960) 6 copies
Meistererzählungen (1993) 6 copies
A Mystery of Heroism (2008) 6 copies
Et Cetera (1924) 5 copies
Stories of Stephen Crane (1982) 5 copies
Stories 4 copies
Historias de Nueva York (2010) 3 copies
George'un Annesi (2021) 3 copies
A battle in Greece (1936) 3 copies
Manacled (1997) 3 copies
The Complete Poems (2011) 3 copies
A Dark Brown Dog (2011) 3 copies
A New Jersey Reader (1961) 3 copies
The Monster and More (2013) 2 copies
The veteran (1995) 2 copies
An Omnibus 2 copies
L'hotel azzurro (2012) 2 copies
Svarte ryttarar (1974) 2 copies
The Upturned Face (1996) 2 copies
Four Stories 2 copies
[No title] 1 copy
L'hôtel bleu (2021) 1 copy
La scialuppa 1 copy
Le Monstre (2021) 1 copy
Nouvelles 1 copy
O Bote 1 copy
A Poker Game 1 copy
The Red Badge of Courage [audio abridged] (1986) — Author — 1 copy
A Tent in Agony (1996) 1 copy
ˆLa ‰scialuppa (1993) 1 copy
Cuentos Mexicanos (1997) 1 copy
Bowery Tales 1 copy
A Lost Poem (1932) 1 copy
Le bateau ouvert (2005) 1 copy
23 Stories 1 copy
The Little Regiment (2015) 1 copy

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 926 copies
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contributor — 752 copies
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contributor — 682 copies
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contributor — 595 copies
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 513 copies
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 498 copies
The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Contributor — 452 copies
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributor, some editions — 446 copies
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contributor — 446 copies
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contributor — 436 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 393 copies
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 341 copies
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contributor — 298 copies
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contributor — 292 copies
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contributor — 288 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 281 copies
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 269 copies
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contributor — 189 copies
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contributor — 159 copies
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contributor — 139 copies
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Red Badge of Courage (1996) — Original Author — 130 copies
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Contributor — 102 copies
American Short Stories (1976) — Contributor, some editions — 95 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Contributor — 87 copies
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Contributor — 77 copies
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contributor — 76 copies
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contributor — 71 copies
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contributor — 69 copies
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contributor — 62 copies
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Contributor — 61 copies
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contributor — 55 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century (2014) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contributor — 51 copies
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contributor — 50 copies
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Red Badge of Courage [1951 film] (2003) — Original novel — 43 copies
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contributor — 42 copies
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contributor — 40 copies
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contributor — 39 copies
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Contributor — 37 copies
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contributor — 35 copies
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Contributor — 30 copies
American short novels (1960) — Contributor — 30 copies
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contributor — 27 copies
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contributor — 26 copies
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contributor — 26 copies
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contributor — 26 copies
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Wonderful World of Horses (1966) — Contributor — 22 copies
Eight Short Novels (1967) — Contributor — 22 copies
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Best Sea Stories (1986) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contributor — 20 copies
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Contributor — 17 copies
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Contributor — 16 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contributor — 13 copies
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contributor — 13 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
31 Stories (1960) — Contributor — 12 copies
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contributor — 11 copies
Classic American Short Stories [1996] (1996) — Contributor — 11 copies
Gringos in Mexico: An Anthology (1988) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Contributor — 10 copies
Great Western short stories (1777) — Contributor — 9 copies
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Contributor — 9 copies
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contributor — 7 copies
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contributor — 6 copies
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contributor — 4 copies
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contributor — 3 copies
American Short Stories (1978) — Contributor — 3 copies
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Contributor — 3 copies
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contributor — 3 copies
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contributor — 3 copies
Historier fra de syv have — some editions — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Eyes of Boyhood (1953) — Contributor — 2 copies
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 — Contributor — 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 1 copy
America through the short story — Contributor — 1 copy
Best Crime Stories 3 (1968) — Contributor — 1 copy
Famous American Stories (1958) — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy

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Alright. The story of the desertion of a boy when 1st going into battle during the American Civil War and his redemption.
 
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SteveMcI | 127 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |
$275. Near Fine Condition. Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War. But his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of war.Henry Fleming, a raw Union Army recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood-to earn his "badge of courage." But his dreams of heroism and invulnerability are soon shattered when he flees the Confederate enemy
 
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susangeib | 1 other review | Oct 31, 2023 |
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 men under fire.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 127 other reviews | Oct 14, 2023 |
Good tale of a youth, Henry Fleming, and his exploits in the American Civil War. Followed by a short story called 'The Veteran', about Henry as an old man.
 
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