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This is an auction for THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane.

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"THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE is a 1895 war novel by American author Stephen Crane. It is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, in which a young recruit in the American Civil War is faced by the cruelty of war, made Crane an international success. Although he was born after the war and had not at the time experienced battle firsthand, the novel is considered an example of Realism. Crane became fascinated with issues of the Century that were largely devoted to famous battles and military leaders from the Civil War and eventually the idea of writing a war novel overtook him. During an unnamed conflict of the American Civil War, 18-year-old private Henry Fleming deserts his battalion, considering the battle to be a lost cause. Escaping into a nearby forest, he finds a group of injured men. One member of the group, the "Tattered Soldier", asks Henry where he is wounded. Henry, embarrassed that he does not have any wounds, leaves the group and wanders through the forest. He ultimately decides that running was the best thing, and that he is a small part of the army that is responsible for saving himself. Henry later learns that his battalion has won the battle, and feels incredibly guilty. As a result, he returns to his battalion. He is involved in a dispute with a cannon operator, who hits Henry in the head when the boy refuses to let go of the gunner's arm. When Henry returns to camp, the other soldiers believe his head injury to be caused by a bullet grazing him in battle. The next morning Henry goes into battle for the third time . . . "

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Paperback 1994.

136 pages.

Good condition.

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