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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Crane Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the spring of 1863, as he faces battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, Henry Fleming, a private in the Union Army, runs away from the field of war. Afterwards, the shame he feels at this act of cowardice ignites his desire to receive an injury in combat—a “red badge of courage” that will redeem him. The Red Badge of Courage tells his journey to manhood and finding peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war. Stephen Crane’s classic novel about a young soldier’s experiences during the American Civil War is well known for its understated naturalism and its realistic depiction of battle.

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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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Racheal Kivlin | 2/11/2014

    " It was boring I had to read it for honors english! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clara | 1/30/2014

    " I originally read this book for school. Henry certainly isn't a likeable character but certainly relatable through his cowardice and insecurity. The main thing that makes me judge this book so harshly is that Stephen Crane never saw a battle, and the book gets really tedious to get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Heather | 1/15/2014

    " The book was written in a different era and so wasn't as easy to follow as more recent works, but it did give good insight into the thought process that those in the military go through in battle. I can see why soldiers come home with Post traumatic stress syndrome. Thoughts of- 'I am smarter than my officer. I must save myself. We will rally. I was justified in this action by . . . ' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rainey | 12/16/2013

    " Read this in elementary school. I found it to be a bit much. "

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