The Red Badge of Courage (Collins Classics) [NOOK Book]

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘He felt that in this crisis his laws of life were useless. Whatever he had learned of himself was here of no avail. He was an unknown quantity.’Following one soldier’s journey from naive recruit to hardened survivor, The Red Badge of Courage is a vivid and powerfully psychological take on the American Civil War. Fighting for the Union army, Henry Fleming is thrown into a bloody war where the harsh realities and horrors of battle ...
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The Red Badge of Courage (Collins Classics)

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Overview

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘He felt that in this crisis his laws of life were useless. Whatever he had learned of himself was here of no avail. He was an unknown quantity.’Following one soldier’s journey from naive recruit to hardened survivor, The Red Badge of Courage is a vivid and powerfully psychological take on the American Civil War. Fighting for the Union army, Henry Fleming is thrown into a bloody war where the harsh realities and horrors of battle quickly become evident. Fearful, occasionally vain, but always viewing the war with honest eyes, Henry eventually comes to thrive as a soldier in combat, and it is with a a new conscience and outlook that he matures into manhood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007477494
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Series: Collins Classics
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 145,770
  • File size: 481 KB

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Good civil war book

    This book takes you on an adventure. The author clearly describes the battlefield and at one point i felt as if i was in the book. There was some old sayings and some different words but it really isnt hard to figure out. I strongly recommend this book to any civil war freak like me.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Awsome!

    Its the best book i've ever read and i'm only 7!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Great piece of war literature!

    This novel puts a great emphasis on it's protagonists thoughts and feelings throughout the battles which makes it easily readable and a great choice for literary essays. The work is an essential American classic and I would recommend it to any adult or teen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    boring

    The whole book was just about what he was thinking. There was was no excitment whatsoever. There was nothing interesting in my point of view.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Dull as dishwater

    Glad I didn't have to read this in junior high or high school. It's as dull as "Great Expectations."

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Chevy 1500

    This is a great book my friend with his orange truck sya he likes it to

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    The Red Badge of Courage Review

    I had to read this book for my english class and boy, was it boring. I can understand that if you're someone who enjoys war novels, this book would be perfect for you. However, if you're just an average person looking for a great read, I do not recommend this book unless you want to waste your money and fall asleep reading it.


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Good book

    If you want a book that you and the main character both can learn from, this is it..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    No glorification of war, read it b4 reviewing

    This is a story for an artistic mind...painters will instinctively be moved by it. I creates emotions in the reader that most will never come close to experiencing in their lifetime. Veterns of combat say its right on the experience. I do not know these emotions first hand...thanks to the sacrifice of my relatives who fought in the Civil War, WWll and Iraq.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Please Read!

    Lord in heaven, people, please stick to giving book reviews. There are so many other avenues to speak to each other. Facebook Twitter Blogs by the dozens. Please go there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Long and about war

    Long and about war

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Could be so much better

    I had to read this book as part of a school assaignment, and most books I'm given to read are somewhat good. But in this case, I couldn't enjoy this much. I ended up being lost in the language, and I've gotten through Shakesphere and the Oddysey without trouble. The book took me almost a month and a half to finish, and being only 100 pages long, that was pathetic. It took so long because I couldn't stay interested for more than 5-10 minutes at a time. If the book was an easier read, it might have been better. I really don't suggest you pick this book up unless you want to read a classic, or you want to challenge yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Amazing!!!!

    Amazing. Just amazing. At first I thought this book was extremely boring, but after a Couple of chapters i was just sucked into the splendid detail and compelling vocabulary this book has that no other can even compare to. I give this a well deserved 5 stars. No other author can make such a genius novel as this one, that manages to make me laugh and cry and ponder how the characters feel all in one hour. This book has truelly touched my heart and makes me wonder why so many people havent read it. ~<3~ Emery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Linger

    Hi! May l join? *she asks.* ((My bio is at 'glaive' 2nd res. It got 7 messed up.))

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Cassi

    It was.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Swift

    Yeah, anyway, I thought SL's original thing was cruel, anyway.

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    Always wanted to read this book and now I'm glad I did. You are

    Always wanted to read this book and now I'm glad I did. You are right in the middle of the front lines in combat during the Civil War. Very, very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Bad Version

    The sentences are seprated by THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE almost every page. Wish i had a better one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Bad read

    Im into the Civil War but i did not like this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Hate it

    Dont like it

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