Stephen Crane was a mere twenty-four years old when his great novel The Red Badge of Courage was first published. What is unique about The Red Badge of Courage is that Crane places you on the battlefield with Henry. How do you think you would react if you were in his place?
Stephen Crane was a mere twenty-four years old when his great novel The Red Badge of Courage was first published. Before he turned twenty-nine he had died of tuberculosis. His life was like a meteor that burned brightly in the night sky and then vanished. But the everlasting impression of that light remains as bright as ever.
The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer, who carries a flag.
STEPHEN CRANE was born in 1871 in Newark, New Jersey, the youngest of a family of fourteen children. With his next novel, The Red Badge of Courage (1895), he became an instant, international celebrity. His father was a prominent Methodist minister and his mother, niece of a Methodist bishop, was a leading churchwoman. As a journalist Crane reported from the American West, Mexico, Greece, and Cuba, as well as New York, and also converted a number of his experiences into fiction. The stories and sketches he wrote following the composition of The Red Badge of Courage are among the finest short works in all of American literature.
Although Stephen Crane was born after the war and never participated in battle himself, he was highly praised . Considered one of the most influential war stories every written, The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, a full thirty years after the American Civil War had ended.
Although Stephen Crane was born after the war and never participated in battle himself, he was highly praised by the Civil War veterans for having capture a realistic impression of their actual battlefield experiences and emotions. The Red Badge of Courage treats with the meaning.
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Cranes's next book, The Red Badge of Courage, brought him international fame when it was published in October .
Cranes's next book, The Red Badge of Courage, brought him international fame when it was published in October 1895. 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,' wrote Alfred Kazin. Stephen Crane suffered a series of tubercular hemorrhages while living in England during the spring of 1900 and died in a sanatorium in Badenweiler, Germany, on June 5, 1900.
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Stephen Crane’s writing has aged gracefully since the novel was first published in 1893. Hemingway said that Red Badge of Courage was ‘one of the finest books of American literature. The forbidding atmosphere of war is ideally suited to a style that might be considered florid by today’s standards. Reading Crane’s prose, it’s easy to see precursors of Hemingway’s own style: ‘It rained. The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sk.
The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen CRANE (1871 - 1900).
M4B audio book (135mb). Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Red Badge of Courage. This is a short novel published in 1895 and based vaguely on the battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. Unlike other works on the subject, Crane's novel does not concentrate on the big picture or the glory of war but on the psychology of one of its soldiers.