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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 3, 2016
Pages 100
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781530874453
ISBN-10 1530874459
Dimensions 0.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $5.50
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.”
--- Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer.

Although Crane was born after the war, and had not at the time experienced battle first-hand, the novel is known for its realism. He began writing what would become his second novel in 1893, using various contemporary and written accounts (such as those published previously by Century Magazine) as inspiration. It is believed that he based the fictional battle on that of Chancellorsville; he may also have interviewed veterans of the 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the Orange Blossoms. Initially shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the novel was published in full in October 1895. A longer version of the work, based on Crane's original manuscript, was published in 1982.

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. Separating itself from a traditional war narrative, Crane's story reflects the inner experience of its protagonist (a soldier fleeing from combat) rather than the external world around him. Also notable for its use of what Crane called a "psychological portrayal of fear", the novel's allegorical and symbolic qualities are often debated by critics. Several of the themes that the story explores are maturation, heroism, cowardice, and the indifference of nature. The Red Badge of Courage garnered widespread acclaim, what H. G. Wells called "an orgy of praise", shortly after its publication, making Crane an instant celebrity at the age of twenty-four. The novel and its author did have their initial detractors, however, including author and veteran Ambrose Bierce. Adapted several times for the screen, the novel became a bestseller. It has never been out of print and is now thought to be Crane's most important work and a major American text.

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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
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
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
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
Book cover for 9780141327525 Book cover for 9781441486400 Book cover for 9781477676806 Book cover for 9781494739126 Book cover for 9781494779788 Book cover for 9781499763843 Book cover for 9781501017971 Book cover for 9781511598675 Book cover for 9781512079296 Book cover for 9781515012207 Book cover for 9781517158415 Book cover for 9781522928072 Book cover for 9781522938422 Book cover for 9781530874453 Book cover for 9781530905560
 
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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
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
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
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
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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