The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage Book Details

By Stephen Crane

  • Category: Fiction & Literature, Books
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 1895-01-01
  • Author: Stephen Crane
  • Book Ratings: 3.5/5 (319 User Reviews)
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The Red Badge of Courage Summary

This is the story of the Civil War through the eyes of Henry Fleming, an ordinary farm boy turned soldier. Marks a departure from the traditional treatment of war in fiction as it captures the sights and sounds of war while creating the intricate inner world of Henry. Probes the personal reactions of unknown foot soldiers fighting unknown enemies. Henry Fleming is motivated not by courage or patriotism but by cowardice, fear, and finally egoism, and events are filtered through his consciousness.

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