The Red Badge of Courage
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 240 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 August 2009|
Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War. But his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of war. Now he's a raw recruit, Henry experiences both fear and self-doubt. Will war make Henry a coward or a hero? This is a vivid fictionalized account of the experiences of an ordinary innocent young soldier on the battlefields of the American Civil War, introduced by American writer, illustrator and historian, Wendell Minor.
About the Author
Stephen Crane (1871-1900), American novelist, poet, and short-story writer, best known for his novels Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) and The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and the short stories "The Open Boat," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Blue Hotel."
Gr 5 Up-Black-and-white illustrations provide a rich visual framework for Crane's classic novel. The paneled drawings capture emotional nuances and chaotic battle scenes with equal effectiveness. Crane's original words are retained for most narration and dialogue, giving readers a sense of the power of the novel's language. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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|Publisher: ||Puffin Classics|
|Dimensions: ||17.73 x 12.8 x 1.83 centimeters (0.18 kg)|