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by Gary Scharnhorst,Stephen Crane

  • ISBN: 0143039350
  • Category: Humor
  • Author: Gary Scharnhorst,Stephen Crane
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (November 29, 2005)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Although the story Crane tells is deceptively simple, it reveals, better than any other novel I've read, the full . How he reacts under fire during this new test of his character and courage is the great climactic event of "The Red Badge of Courage.

Although the story Crane tells is deceptively simple, it reveals, better than any other novel I've read, the full horror of war, and the complexity and unpredictability of human behavior in the crucible of battle. Henry Fleming (always referred to by Crane as "the youth") is a young northerner who, despite his mother's objections, enlists in the Union army with great patriotic fervor. As he awaits his first battle, the youth ponders how he will react: will he stand and fight, or will he flee? The answer comes soon enough.

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To ask other readers questions about The Red Badge of Courage and . It was shocking for me that Stephen Crane published this book when he was 24 years old and especially that he had no experience of war, th. .

Lists with This Book. Of course the plot lines and the characterization in these stories partake of that unprecedentness. But so also does the narrative style, the materials he selected and arranged to make his strange sentences. It was shocking for me that Stephen Crane published this book when he was 24 years old and especially that he had no experience of war, the military, or anything which could substantiate the very powerful depiction of war and human psychology which this book delivers.

By Stephen Crane Introduction by Gary Scharnhorst Notes by Gary Scharnhorst. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Category: Fiction Classics Military Fiction. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. About The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories.

Red Badge of Courage still stands out.

In 1895 Stephen Crane achieved early fame with his powerful, enigmatic portrayal of a raw recruit's experience of war, The Red Badge of Courage. Although Crane had never experienced battle, he wrote with rare insight and immediacy of his young protagonist's fluctuating emotions, in a style that had a profound influence on American fiction. Red Badge of Courage still stands out. Every young person should read it before they volunteer to serve.

The Red Badge of Courage," written in 1895 by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), is considered by many literary critics to be one of the greatest of all American novels

The Red Badge of Courage," written in 1895 by Stephen Crane (1871-1900), is considered by many literary critics to be one of the greatest of all American novels. This is a book about the Civil War, and one Union soldier's struggle with his inner demons as he prepares for, and fights his first battle. Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 27/07/2006. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

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In 1895 Stephen Crane achieved early fame with his powerful, enigmatic portrayal of a raw recruit's experience of war, The Red Badge of Courage

In 1895 Stephen Crane achieved early fame with his powerful, enigmatic portrayal of a raw recruit's experience of war, The Red Badge of Courage.

by Stephen Crane, Gary Scharnhorst. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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 during his baptism of fire and then witnesses the horrible death of a friend. Plunged unwillingly into the nightmare of war, Fleming survives by sheer luck and instinct. This edition of Stephen Crane’s poignant classic is supplemented by five of his acclaimed short stories as well as selected poetry, offering the full range of this great American author’s extraordinary talent.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Reviews about The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) (7):
Precious
It took me a while to get into the story because I had been reading so many modern novels lately, but once I did, it became a glorious and horrific wonder for my imagination. The story spelled out the inner workings of a mind on the battlefield in ways I haven't encountered in other novels. After chapter 3 I was captivated! I fully and heartily recommend pressing through if the beginning seems a bit stilted to you. The ending left this reader satisfied, not as if there's some happily ever after, but because there is some gleaming of hope even in the bitter horrors of combat. Crane captures the full gamut quite well.
Vital Beast
I think I was 17 when I first read The Red Badge of Courage. It was a freshman literature class in college and it was in the summer term.

It's a short book and because I was young, I just wanted to get to the end to know what happened. The one thing I learned through reading this short novel and in the professor's discussion after, is that one cannot tear into a great book of literature the way one reads through a best seller (finishing it in one night, reading it by the glow of a flashlight under the covers). It is not formulaic.

A classic work of fiction such as The Red Badge of Courage, takes many readings before you can say that you have truly read it and enjoyed it. Like a gourmet meal, you need to digest this book mindfully, reading slowly and noting the richness of its imagery and the life-likeness of the description. It is verisimilitude at its finest -- but as tight as prose can be. Sparse and yet rich, layered and textured in imagery and language.

It's the story of a boy who went off and joined the Civil War without knowing that he signed on for a voyage of self-discovery and a coming to his own. He will know himself far deeper than it was comfortable for him to know himself but in the end, because he became acquainted with himself, the vastness of his potential for bravery and cowardice, he comes out a "hero" -- one who went to fight and fought valiantly despite his fear. It is a retelling of the hero's journey and it never grow old or cliché.

Of course, in the end, you will come to believe that war is not a good thing even if you manage to survive it.

Do you know someone who is thinking of joining the military or the armed forces? They would benefit from a reading of this book. They will at least sign up having an inkling of what could happen to them.

Happy reading!
Mushicage
An extraordinary book for its time, Stephen Crane describes the intimate details and the innermost thoughts of a newly minted soldier on the front lines of a Civil War battlefield. With bullets whizzing about him, and thick smoke and corpses as a backdrop, Henry flees his first encounter with battle. As he wanders about in the aftermath, he struggles with his shame and seeks rationalizations for his cowardice. Was he not the wiser for having fled a battle that was lost? Does not an animal flee a predator when sensing the predator is a superior force? But then Henry discovers that his battalion actually won the battle, and he returns to it after suffering a rather ignominious wound. But his comrades assume he was shot in the head and consider him a hero. Henry is transformed and goes on to fight courageously, earning the admiration of his comrades.

I find Crane's writing choppy and stilted. But it is perhaps this writing style that adds a sense of realism to his novel. The young Crane, who never saw battle and was writing more than a decade after the end of the Civil War, displays an astonishing talent for introspection. He creates with Henry Fleming a timeless protagonist in a coming of age novel that remains an American classic.
Zulkishicage
This is the second time that I’ve read this book. The first time was when I was a child, maybe 10 years old. The Vietnam War was raging, and the tale of a young man, barely old enough to serve his country, yet volunteering for service in our own country’s Civil War, left a lasting impression on me. The events in this book, while having taken place a hundred or so years earlier, still was relevant. A youth struggling with his fears, first running from battle, then actually relishing it in almost a maniacal way, led me to the understanding that war was the same no matter what the setting or century. The terrors, the fears, the coming of age in a young infantryman; all these things remain the same today as they did fifty years ago or a hundred and fifty. I have never been a soldier, and neither was the author. But yet he places you there, on the battlefield, in the encampment, in a place far from home and family. Any lover of historical fiction will find this book compelling, even riveting; a timeless novel.
OwerSpeed
This novel is the fictionalized story of a young man who enlists in the Federal Army in the midst of the American Civil War (1860-1865). The boys illusions about himself and warfare are shattered during his first battle as he runs from battle in fear for his life. The story recounts his struggle to come to grips with himself in order to overcoming his fears and redeem himself through heroic actions during a subsequent battle. Despite the fact the author never experienced combat I believe that the battle descriptions serve as a bench marks for all war novels.

This book was a exceptional read, a true example of the great "Classic American Novel", truly one of the top 100 novels ever written. I read it once before, while in high school, as part of an assignment designed to teach students about great novels. I recall enjoying the experience, but by no measure did I really understand how remarkable, how eloquent a testemant to letters and reading this book trully stands. I think my improved understanding of this book comes from my many years of life experiences, includiing my years as a warrior, coupled by the many years of reading I've completed. The author's beautifule prose, the narrative, the pacing of the story, the author's ability to capture the humanity of characters, all of these factors and more have created this masterpiece. Almost everyone would enjoy reading this book! It is not simply a war story, it is a story about growing up, and facing whatever life throws at you.

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