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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date December 26, 2015
Pages 136
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781522928072
ISBN-10 1522928073
Dimensions 0.31 by 7 by 10 in.
Original list price $10.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

The Classic War Novel by American Author Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage

An Episode of the American Civil War

by Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane published his first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, in March 1893 at the age of 22. Maggie was not a success, either financially or critically. Most critics thought the unsentimental Bowery tale crude or vulgar, and Crane chose to publish the work privately after it was repeatedly rejected for publication. Crane found inspiration for his next novel while spending hours lounging in a friend's studio in the early summer of 1893. There, he became fascinated with issues of Century Magazine that were largely devoted to famous battles and military leaders from the Civil War. Frustrated with the dryly written stories, Crane 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." Returning to these magazines during subsequent visits to the studio, he decided to write a war novel. He later stated that he "had been unconsciously working the detail of the story out through most of his boyhood" and had imagined "war stories ever since he was out of knickerbockers."

At the time, Crane was intermittently employed as a free-lance writer, contributing articles to various New York City newspapers. He began writing what would become The Red Badge of Courage in June 1893, while living with his older brother Edmund in Lake View, New Jersey. Crane conceived the story from the point of view of a young private who is at first filled with boyish dreams of the glory of war, only to become disillusioned by war's reality. He took the private's surname, "Fleming," from his sister-in-law's maiden name. He would later relate that the first paragraphs came to him with "every word in place, every comma, every period fixed." Working mostly nights, he wrote from around midnight until four or five in the morning. Because he could not afford a typewriter, he carefully wrote in ink on legal-sized paper, occasionally crossing through or overlying a word. If he changed something, he would rewrite the whole page. He later moved to New York City, where he completed the novel in April 1894.



Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393013450 Book cover for 9780525381907 Book cover for 9780679600442 Book cover for 9780679602965 Book cover for 9781561381159
 
With Shelby Foote (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Random House Inc (April 1, 1998)
9780679602965 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Crane's classic story about Henry Fleming, a young man tested by the horrors of the Civil War
With Shelby Foote | Reissue edition from Modern Library (January 1, 1993)
9780679600442 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.50
About: Crane's classic story about Henry Fleming, a young man tested by the horrors of the Civil War
Reprint edition from Courage Books (March 1, 1992)
9781561381159 | details & prices | 123 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $5.98
About: The glory, pride, horror, and cowardice that are associated with war are depicted in a classic account of a young soldier's Civil War experiences
Reprint edition from Running Pr Book Pub (September 1, 1986)
9780894714832 | details & prices | List price $12.90
About: ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The story of a young soldier's quest for manhood during the American Civil War.
Subsequent edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 1, 1982); titled "Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War"
9780393013450 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Offers a new version of Crane's story of a young man tested by the horrors of the Civil War, based on the novel's original manuscript
from E P Dutton (August 1, 1971)
9780525381907 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $6.95
About: A young soldier in the American Civil War is plagued by doubts about his personal valor in the face of enemy fire
Paperback
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With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 6, 2016)
9781530905560 | details & prices | 126 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.29 in. | List price $8.50
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: 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.
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 3, 2016)
9781530874453 | details & prices | 100 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $5.50
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 27, 2015)
9781522938422 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: Stephen Crane was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist who wrote prolifically in his short life, becoming one of the best writers in the genres of Realism and Naturalism.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 26, 2015)
9781522928072 | details & prices | 136 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $10.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Classic War Novel by American Author Stephen CraneThe Red Badge of CourageAn Episode of the American Civil Warby Stephen CraneStephen Crane published his first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, in March 1893 at the age of 22.
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 1, 2015)
9781517158415 | details & prices | 68 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.17 in. | List price $6.58
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 9, 2015)
9781515012207 | details & prices | 138 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $6.25
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 6, 2015)
9781512079296 | details & prices | 78 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 30, 2015)
9781511598675 | details & prices | 138 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $8.00
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 31, 2014)
9781501017971 | details & prices | 110 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | List price $11.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 23, 2013)
9781494779788 | details & prices | 136 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $8.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 19, 2013)
9781494739126 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (June 15, 2012)
9781477676806 | details & prices | 118 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.27 in. | List price $15.65
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace (February 26, 2009); titled "Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War"
9781441486400 | details & prices | 138 pages | List price $6.55
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: Stephen crane's powerful novel of the civil war.
from Wildside Pr (September 1, 2003)
9781592244195 | details & prices | 180 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.95
About: The novel is known for its distinctive style, which includes realistic battle sequences as well as the repeated use of color imagery, and ironic tone.
With Henry Binder (other contributor) | from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 1, 1999)
9780393319545 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $17.95
About: "A classic work of American literature .
With Sthephen Crane | Com edition from Ironweed Pr Inc (March 1, 1999)
9780965530927 | details & prices | 180 pages | 6.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $10.95
About: The glory, pride, horror, and cowardice of war are depicted in a young soldier's Civil War experiences, presented in both the 1894 newspaper serial and the novel
Reissue edition from Puffin (October 1, 1995)
9780140367102 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $4.99
About: During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war
With Urban Jaekle, Emilio Tomasini | from Puffin (December 1, 1992)
9780140350555 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $2.99
This edition also contains Trading Systems: A New Approach to System Development and Portfolio Optimisation
About: During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war
With Henry Binder | from Avon Books (August 1, 1987); titled "Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War"
9780380704323 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $3.50
About: Crane's classic story about Henry Fleming, a young man tested by the horrors of the Civil War
With Stephen Crane | from Createspace Independent Pub (June 1, 1871)
9781499763843 | details & prices | 90 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.21 in. | List price $13.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: During the Civil War, a Union regiment rests along a riverbank, where it has been camped for weeks.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606034487
 
With Stephen Crane | from Demco Media (August 1, 1987); titled "Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War"
9780606034487 | details & prices | 7.25 × 4.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.50
About: Crane's classic story about Henry Fleming, a young man tested by the horrors of the Civil War
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 6, 2016)
9781530905560 | details & prices | 126 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.29 in. | List price $8.50
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: 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.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 3, 2016)
9781530874453 | details & prices | 100 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $5.50
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 27, 2015)
9781522938422 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: Stephen Crane was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist who wrote prolifically in his short life, becoming one of the best writers in the genres of Realism and Naturalism.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 26, 2015)
9781522928072 | details & prices | 136 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $10.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Classic War Novel by American Author Stephen CraneThe Red Badge of CourageAn Episode of the American Civil Warby Stephen CraneStephen Crane published his first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, in March 1893 at the age of 22.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 1, 2015)
9781517158415 | details & prices | 68 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.17 in. | List price $6.58
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 9, 2015)
9781515012207 | details & prices | 138 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $6.25
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 6, 2015)
9781512079296 | details & prices | 78 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 30, 2015)
9781511598675 | details & prices | 138 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $8.00
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
from Createspace Independent Pub (August 31, 2014)
9781501017971 | details & prices | 110 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | List price $11.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 23, 2013)
9781494779788 | details & prices | 136 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $8.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 19, 2013)
9781494739126 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 15, 2012)
9781477676806 | details & prices | 118 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.27 in. | List price $15.65
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900).
from Puffin (November 12, 2009)
9780141327525 | details & prices | 215 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $4.99
About: Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle and performing heroic deeds in the American Civil War.
from Createspace (February 26, 2009); titled "Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War"
9781441486400 | details & prices | 138 pages | List price $6.55
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: Stephen crane's powerful novel of the civil war.
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 1, 1871)
9781499763843 | details & prices | 90 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.21 in. | List price $13.99
This edition also contains The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
About: During the Civil War, a Union regiment rests along a riverbank, where it has been camped for weeks.

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