Following its initial appearance in serial form, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage was published as a complete work in 1895 and quickly became the benchmark for modern antiwar literature. In the character of Henry Flemming, Stephen Crane provides a great and realistic study of the mind of an inexperienced soldier trapped in the fury and turmoil of war. Flemming dashes into battle, at first tormented by fear, then bolstered with courage in time for the final confrontation.
"The Wounded have a Red Badge of Courage"
A young American civil war recruit overcomes initial fears and shame to become a hero on the battlefield.
"An American classic novel ***this is NOT an unabri"
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane tells the story of the American Civil War through the eyes of a Union Army soldier, Henry Fleming. After running away from a battle, Fleming realizes that he must overcome his fear and earn his place next to his comrades by becoming brave and courageous. And so he rejoins his regiment, and, to his delight, none of his fellow soldiers has realized that he ran away, and they mistakenly think that his accidental wound is actually a bullet wound.
One of the great war novels, The Red Badge of Courage describes the first experience of front-line combat through the eyes of a young recruit, Henry Fleming, in one of the battles of the American Civil War. Under the stress of battle, Fleming is forced to face strong, conflicting emotions, ranging from bravado to terror as the conflict ebbs and flows.
In the spring of 1863, as he faces battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
"Red Badge of Courage"
Stephen Crane's classic novel gives us a glimpse into the mind of a young soldier as he passes through the experience he will never be able to forget, and possibly awaken him from his slumber in a sweat and panic for years to come.
"From the Farm to the Inferno"
Henry Fleming had no idea how horrible war really was. Attacks come from all sides, bullets fly, bombs crash. Men everywhere are wounded, bleeding, and dying. Now, Henry's fighting for his life and he's scared.He must make a decision, perhaps the most difficult decision he will ever make in his life: save himself, run from the enemy and desert his friends, or fight, be brave, and risk his life. If he stays to fight, he may die with his regiment. If he runs, he'll have to live with knowing he was a coward. Can Henry find the strength within himself to earn his red badge of courage?
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The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself."
Young Henry Fleming used to play soldier and dream of being a hero, but when he faces his first battle - the Battle of Chancellorsville - he finds that heroism is not at all what he had expected. Shells burst in front of him like strange flowers, gunfire ripped toward him in great crackling sheets of flame, and all around him, blue-coated figures lie still on the blood-drenched grass. Remarkably, Stephen Crane wrote this realistic tale of the terror of war without ever witnessing a battle.
"Very well Narrated .."
This Stephen Crane masterpiece of the Civil War searches the emotions of a raw recruit thrown into battle totally unaware of the ferocity and horror awaiting him. Expecting heroism and glory, he becomes frightened and confused when he finds himself exhibiting cowardice in the face of the enemy. Through a series of events, he begins to find his courage, successfully conceals his act of cowardice, and takes his place in the frontlines of battle.
The Civil War was among the bloodiest conflicts in American History. For Henry Fleming, a teenaged romantic filled with idealistic notions, the reality of the battlefield shakes him to his core. Over the course of a four-day battle, Henry comes to see himself, and the world at large, in a completely new light.
"Excellent portrayal of a classic!"
A young soldier's dreams of battle glory clash with the nightmare of bloody reality. The Civil War battlefields are nothing like Henry Fleming had imagined them to be. Isn't it the duty of every living creature to save it's own life? Yet Henry is afraid to return to his regiment. His comrades are sure to sneer at his cowardice.
One of the great war novels, this unabridged audiobook explores the conflicting emotions of a young union soldier as he is thrust into the American Civil War. Actor Chris Hendrie powerfully recreates the young soldier's journey through the fear and horror of war and ultimately brings him to courage and valor.
The Red Badge of Courage is a masterpiece about a young private in the Union Army whose youthful enthusiasm about the glory of Civil War battle gives way to increasing doubt and worry. He fears that when he comes to be tested in his first encounter on the battlefield, he will be found deficient of courage.
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction of the cruelty of the American Civil War, features 18-year-old private Henry Fleming who deserts his battalion. He later learns that his battalion has won the battle, and returns to them. The next morning, Fleming goes into battle for the third time and becomes one of the best fighters, finally proving his courage as a man.
"Boring narrator, maybe?"
Eighteen-year-old Henry Fleming is a private in the Union Army's 304th New York Regiment. Having enlisted despite his mother's protest, Henry internally questions if his bravery will hold true in the face of battle. Determining that all hope is lost during his regiment's first skirmish, Henry flees in the midst of a bleak and bloody situation. However, as he reaches the rear of the army, he learns that the Union has actually won the battle.
The setting is the civil war, and the hero (or anti-hero as it seems at first) is Henry Flemming, a young Northern boy who, swept up in the patriotic tide, joins the Union Army. He is plunged into the conflict, and his courage fails him - he runs from his first battle. He finds out later that his side was victorious, and he feels that he will never be able to face himself or his comrades again. He slowly recovers his courage in time for a crucial confrontation.
"Great for classroom use"
The Red Badge of Courage was Stephen Crane's best known novel. It was one of his two great ones, the other being the underrated Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, which was also a ground-breaking work, taking up the subject of women's plights in industrial society as Red Badge takes up men's plight in wartime.
Edmond O'Brien reads the 1895 war novel by Stephen Crane. Considered one of the most influential works in American literature it features a young recruit in the American Civil War who is faced by the cruelty of war.