The Red Badge of Courage


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The story of a young soldier, Henry Fleming, who flees a Civil War battle, The Red Badge of Courage has been celebrated for its depiction of both the physical action of battle and the protagonist's internal struggle. Despite the precise and vivid descriptions of the scenes of battle in his fiction, Stephen Crane was not born until six years after the war had ended and never saw military service. His novel altered the tradition of war literature in its naturalistic emphasis on a single, ordinary man facing the horrors of ...

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Mar 25, 2008

civil war

this book was complicated and yet it was pretty good. i didn't like it as much as someone else would but it was still a novel that depicted the war through the eyes of a young soldier and told it well

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