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The Red Badge of Courage (AmazonClassics Edition)

Stephen Crane

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Title: The Red Badge of Courage (AmazonClassics ...

Publisher: AmazonClassics

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Paperback

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<p>Henry Fleming is a young private in the Union army during the American Civil War&#x2014;a farm boy untested by battle.</p><p>Faced with charging rebels, he flees. With his ideals shattered and his heart burdened by shame, Henry seeks an opportunity to redeem himself, even hoping for a wound&#x2014;a &#x201c;red badge of courage&#x201d;&#x2014;to prove his bravery.</p><p>Focusing on the inner psychological struggles and sensory perceptions of an individual soldier, Stephen Crane introduced a new kind of war novel to American literature. With heightened impressionism, he captured the emotional reality of war as no novelist before him had.</p><p>AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature&#x2019;s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>The Red Badge of Courage</i>, this edition of <i>The Red Badge of Courage (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>

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<p>Stephen Crane (1871&#x2013;1900) was an American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and war correspondent, best remembered for his 1895 Civil War novel, <i>The Red Badge of Courage</i>, an innovative work of American realism and impressionism. Considered the first modern psychological war novel, the book was written without any firsthand battle experience. Crane&#x2019;s themes deal with ideals versus reality, spiritual and identity crises, and fear. His most famous short story, &#x201c;The Open Boat,&#x201d; is based on his own experience as a war correspondent and shipwreck survivor. Crane died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.</p>

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