Red Badge of Courage An Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Sources Criticism

ISBN-10: 0393930750

ISBN-13: 9780393930757

Edition: 4th 2007

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Stephen Crane's classic 1895 Civil War novel continues to be read, studied, and discussed, generation after generation. Its searing images of war, destruction, and fear endure in the collective American mind. This Fourth Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of The Red Badge of Courage is again based on the 1895 first edition, published by D. Appleton & Co., conservatively amended and accompanied by explanatory annotations. Crane's uncanceled but unpublished manuscript passages, including his discarded Chapter XII, are reprinted in the Textual Appendix.
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List price: $10.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis.

A Note on the Text
The Text of The Red Badge of Courage
Textual Appendix
The Manuscript of The Red Badge of Courage: Uncanceled Passages and the Discarded Chapter XII
Backgrounds and Sources
Stephen Crane's Life and Times: An Introduction
[Crane's Life and Times]
Letters on Art and The Red Badge of Courage
The Massing of Forces-The Forging of Masses
The Reorientation of American Culture in the 1890s
The Red Badge of Courage as a Novel of the Civil War
[The Historical Setting of The Red Badge of Courage]
"That Was at Chancellorsville": The Factual Framework of The Red Badge of Courage
[Private Fleming's Initial Combat at Chancellorsville]
Chancellorsville, Afternoon of 2 May 1863
Three Sketches of Chancellorsville from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Photographs of Men of the 124th New York Volunteers
A Definition of the War Novel
Tolstoy's Sebastopol and The Red Badge of Courage
Crane and The Red Badge of Courage: A Guide to Criticism
Early Estimates
The Veteran
A Remarkable Book
A Controversy in The Dial
The Green Stone of Unrest
The Modern Critical Revival
Stephen Crane: A Revaluation
The Red Badge of Courage as Myth and Symbol
[Stephen Crane: Naturalist]
Crime and Forgiveness: The Red Badge in Time of War
[Impressionism in The Red Badge of Courage]
The Red Badge of Courage: Text, Theme, and Form
The Spectacle of War in Crane's Revision of History
On Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage
Nobody seems to know where we go": Uncertainty, History and Irony in The Red Badge of Courage
Unreal War in The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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