Stephen Crane

Red Badge of Courage
  • Red Badge of Courage

  • Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War. But his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of war. Now he's a raw recruit, Henry experiences both fear and self-doubt. Will war make Henry a coward or a hero?

    A vivid fictionalised account of the experiences of an ordinary innocent young soldier on the battlefields of the American Civil War, introduced by American writer, illustrator and historian, Wendell Minor.

Poet, novelist, and journalist, Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was born in Newark, New Jersey. His works include 'The Red Badge of Courage', 'The Black Riders', a volume of poetry, and the stories 'The Open Boat' and 'The Blue Hotel'. He died of tuberculosis in Badenweiler, Germany. Lazer Ziff is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Emerson's Selected Essays for Penguin Classics.

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