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The Red Badge of Courage Paperback – September, 2004
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Like the Carroll volume above, this edition of the seasoned veteran provides a new twist. Crane's Badge was originally serialized in the New York Press in 1894, a year before the story was published in novel form. This volume offers both the slightly different serial version and the finished work. Though every library no doubt has numerous copies of Red Badge, academic and public libraries supporting American literature curricula should pop for this one, too, especially at the price.
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"The Red Badge Of Courage has long been considered the first great 'modern' novel of war by an American—the first novel of literary distinction to present war without heroics and this in a spirit of total irony and skepticism."—Alfred Kazin
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Top Customer Reviews
I asked if he (my husband) had ever read this story and he didn't know what I was talking about.
This book was required reading for me in high school (1994-95) and I LOVED it.
Many people in their reviews talk about the characters, plot, etc so I won't do that.
I will say that when this book arrived it was in great condition, brand new.
HOWEVER!! The print is SO TINY! If you are purchasing this for an older person I would recommend trying to find an edition that has larger font or maybe a Kindle edition so that the reader can enlarge the words.
Stephen Crane did a wonderful job of displaying the bleakness of war and the two fights that inevitably come to an individual in combat. The first fight being the physical struggle to overcome an enemy during warfare, and the second being the internal fight to keep your peace of mind during warfare. Reading this book will cause you to draw parallelisms with the way we encounter problems in our everyday life and the way Fleming handles his problems in the story. All in all, I thought this was a very good read and would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to leisurely enjoy a fun, inspiring novel.
I liked this book for a few reasons. For one, it's so nice to actually see a character develop and have very human flaws as Henry did and go to possible redemption at the end. In addition, the novel as others have said is a short, but surprisingly accurate depiction of war and not just a rosy outlook in which the main character is flawless from start to finish as well as the war in general for the North. Lastly, the length makes it a very enjoyable novel that you can finish in a day or so.
For having never read the book in school, I definitely would recommend this to anyone who has done the same.
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