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    DescriptionFirst published in 1895, America's greatest novel of the Civil War was written before 21-year-old Stephen Crane had "smelled even the powder of a sham battle." But this powerful psychological study of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors, both within and without, that war strikes the reader with its undeniable realism and with its masterful descriptions of the moment-by-moment riot of emotions felt by me under fire. Ernest Hemingway called the novel an American classic, and Crane's genius is as much apparent in his sharp, colorful prose as in his ironic portrayal of an episode of war so intense, so immediate, so real that the terror of battle becomes our own ... in a masterpiece so unique that many believe modern American fiction began with Stephen Crane. "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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    Title
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Crane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486264653
    ISBN 10: 0486264653
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 813.4
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-CKLC
    DC22: 813/.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CKLC
    LC classification: PS1449.C85
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS1449.C85 R3 1990
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, NHK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    18 March 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil War battle who is motivated not by the unselfish heroism of conventional war stories, but by fear, cowardice, and finally, egotism. However, in his struggle to find reality amid the nightmarish chaos of war, the young soldier also discovers courage, humility, and perhaps, wisdom. Although Crane had never been in battle before writing The Red Badge of Courage, the book was widely praised by experienced soldiers for its uncanny re-creation of the sights, sounds, and sense of actual combat. Its publication brought Crane immediate international fame and established him as a major American writer. Today, nearly a century later, the book ranks as an enduring landmark of American fiction.