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The red badge of courage. by Stephen Crane

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Published by World Pub. Co. in Cleveland .
Written in English



  • United States


  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementIntrod. by William Targ and illustrated with wood engravings from drawings by Winslow Homer, from the collection of the Cooper Union Museum, New York.
SeriesThe Living library
LC ClassificationsPZ3.C852 R13, PS1449.C85 R13
The Physical Object
Pagination250 p.
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6095980M
LC Control Number51014132

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At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage. The spectral soldier was at his side like a stalking reproach. The man's eyes were still fixed in a stare into the unknown. After a time, Henry joins a column of wounded soldiers winding down the road. He is deeply envious of these men, thinking that a wound is like “a red badge of courage”—visible proof of valorous behavior. He meets a tattered man who has been shot twice and who speaks proudly of . A summary of Themes in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Red Badge of Courage and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson by: 4. The The Red Badge of Courage characters covered include: Henry Fleming, Jim Conklin, Wilson, The tattered soldier, The lieutenant, Henry’s mother. SparkNotes is here for you We’ve got everything you need to ace (or teach!) online classes and beat boredom while you’re social distancing.

The Red Badge of Courage was published in its entirety in a book in It immediately became a best-seller and won Crane great critical acclaim. Most people, however, were stunned to learn that the young man who had written such a compelling account of war had never seen one. The same year he published his first book of poetry, The Black Size: 1MB. Whereas Jim Conklin’s character remains notably steady throughout the novel, Wilson’s undergoes a dramatic change. Wilson is initially loud, opinionated, and naïve. For the first half of the book, Crane refers to him almost exclusively as “the loud soldier.” Wilson indignantly assures Henry. The book tells the ambitious tale of Henry Fleming, Civil War soldier, who tries to avenge his feelings of cowardice with a wound, a “red badge,” so that none /5(2). Stephen Crane (November 1, –June 5, ) was the author of The Red Badge of Courage and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission/5().