The Red Badge of Courage / Edition 1

The Red Badge of Courage / Edition 1

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by Stephen Crane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534521177

ISBN-13: 9780534521172

Pub. Date: 07/13/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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.,

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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 Crane's uncanceled but unpublished manuscript passages, including his discarded Chapter XII, are reprinted in the Textual Appendix.

"Backgrounds and Sources" contains biographical, historical, and contextual material on both Crane and The Red Badge of Courage, with much new material in the Fourth Edition bearing on the novel's Civil War context. Frederick C. Crews, Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane, Jay Martin, John Higham, Charles J. LaRocca, Harold R. Hungerford, Perry Lentz, Eric Solomon, and J. C. Levenson provide the framework for understanding the novel as both literature and history. A number of essays, sketches, and photographs give readers a glimpse of the battle of Chancellorsville, the real-life inspiration for the novel, and of the soldiers who fought it.

"Criticism" is a collection of fifteen essays (two new and one expanded in this edition) that represent the best of what has been written about The Red Badge of Courage, from the earliest assessments to current schools of critical interpretation. Contributors include Donald Pizer, Stephen Crane (in self-judgment), George Wyndham, Frank Norris, R. W. Stallman, John E. Hart, Charles C. Walcutt, John Fraser, James Nagel, Amy Kaplan, James M. Cox, James E. Curran, Jr., and James B. Colvert. A Chronologyand updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534521172
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/13/2004
Series:
Wadsworth Classics Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
A Note on the Text     ix
The Text of The Red Badge of Courage     1
Textual Appendix     105
Emendations     105
The Manuscript of The Red Badge of Courage: Uncanceled Passages and the Discarded Chapter XII     106
Backgrounds and Sources     115
Stephen Crane's Life and Times: An Introduction     117
[Crane's Life and Times]   Frederick C. Crews     117
Letters on Art and The Red Badge of Courage   Stephen Crane     123
The Massing of Forces-The Forging of Masses   Jay Martin     127
The Reorientation of American Culture in the 1890s   John Higham     139
The Red Badge of Courage as a Novel of the Civil War     152
[The Historical Setting of The Red Badge of Courage]   Charles J. LaRocca     152
"That Was at Chancellorsville": The Factual Framework of The Red Badge of Courage   Harold R. Hungerford     155
[Private Fleming's Initial Combat at Chancellorsville]   Perry Lentz     166
Chancellorsville, Afternoon of 2 May 1863     175
Three Sketches of Chancellorsville from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War     176
Photographs of Men of the 124th New York Volunteers     179
A Definition of the War Novel   Eric Solomon     181
Tolstoy's Sebastopol and The Red Badge of Courage   J. C. Levenson     187
Criticism     193
Crane and The Red Badge of Courage: A Guide to Criticism   Donald Pizer     195
Early Estimates     229
The Veteran   Stephen Crane     229
A Remarkable Book   George Wyndham     233
A Controversy in The Dial     241
The Green Stone of Unrest   Frank Norris     248
The Modern Critical Revival     251
Stephen Crane: A Revaluation   R. W. Stallman     251
The Red Badge of Courage as Myth and Symbol   John E. Hart     262
[Stephen Crane: Naturalist]   Charles C. Walcutt     271
Crime and Forgiveness: The Red Badge in Time of War   John Fraser     279
[Impressionism in The Red Badge of Courage]   James Nagel     291
The Red Badge of Courage: Text, Theme, and Form   Donald Pizer     306
The Spectacle of War in Crane's Revision of History   Amy Kaplan     319
On Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage   James M. Cox      327
Nobody seems to know where we go": Uncertainty, History and Irony in The Red Badge of Courage   John E. Curran Jr     343
Unreal War in The Red Badge of Courage   James B. Colvert     355
Stephen Crane: A Chronology     367
Selected Bibliography     373

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CodyA More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about America. It was amazing and has distinctive styles. I love the fact that it had realistic battle scenes and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The main character Henry Fleming was an 18 year old boy who was fighting in plenty of wars throughout the book. This book took place during the time period of the Civil War. I thought the book was amazing because I really enjoy history and the wars especially the Civil War. It was cool because the author Stephen Crane made me feel like I was actually in the war that was going on. I would have to say that my favorite battle was the first one where Henry and the other soldiers were awaiting a war beside a river. It was interesting reading whether Henry would turn away in fear or be brave and fight with his army. In the book Henry disappointed me but other times he made me happy or glad he made some certain choices. My last piece of advice to anyone who reads this book would be to enjoy reading about wars and huge historical events.CodyA