The Red Badge of Courage

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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Genre: Classics
Imprint: Classics Library
Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 1990
Product Number: EB00109718
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466805071
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"After the failure of his 1st novel, Maggie, Crane found inspiration for a 2nd while lounging in a friend's studio having a portrait painted. He became fascinated with issues of the Century largely devoted to famous battles & Civil War military leaders. Frustrated with dryly written stories, he stated, ""I wonder that some of those fellows don't tell how they felt in those scraps. They spout enough of what they did, but they're as emotionless as rocks."" Eventually the idea of writing a war novel overtook him. He would later state that he ""had been unconsciously working the detail of the story out thru most of his boyhood"" & had imagined ""war stories ever since he was out of knickerbockers."" During an unnamed battle, 18-year-old private Henry Fleming survives what he considers to be a lost cause by escaping into a nearby wood, deserting his battalion. He finds a group of injured men in which one of the group, the ""Tattered Soldier"", asks Henry, who's often referred to as ""The Youth"", where he's wounded. Henry, embarrassed that he's whole, wanders thru the forest. He ultimately decides that running was the best thing, & that he's a small part of the army responsible for saving himself. When he learns that his battalion had won the battle, Henry feels guilty. As a result, he returns to his battalion & is injured when a cannon operator hits him in the head because he wouldn't let go of his arm. When he returns to camp, the other soldiers believe he was harmed by a bullet grazing him in battle. The next morning he goes into battle for a 3rd time. While looking for a stream from which to attain water, he discovers from the commanding officer that his regiment has a lackluster reputation. The officer speaks casually about sacrificing Henry's regiment because they're nothing more than ""mule drivers"" & ""mud diggers"". With no regiments to spare, the general orders his men forward. In the final battle, Henry becomes one of the best fighters in his battalion as well as the flag bearer, finally proving his courage as a man. "

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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number C1788
Released: Nov 11, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402523328
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number Z2243
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Genre: History, Classics
Product Number EB00051288
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470399610
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Genre: Classics, History
Product Number EB00798838
Released: Dec 09, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486130729
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Product Number EB00575822
Released: Sep 25, 2014
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Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: #9781442457966
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Product Number EB00684469
Released: Aug 31, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772754216
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Product Number EB00779726
Released: Oct 30, 2019
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Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781974998944
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Stephen Crane
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number 3A352
Released: Jan 09, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402565267
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number 3B430
Released: Sep 24, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428162266
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Author(s): Stephen Crane
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number 3L430
Released: Sep 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428162273
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Stephen Crane
Product Number 43251
Released: Mar 10, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757433
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Stephen Crane
Product Number 12516
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553210118

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