Red Badge of Courage

By Stephen Crane
Edited by Frank Green
Thornes Classic Novels
ISBN: 0-7487-2423-0
194 p.
$19.50 Paper

Now Stephen Crane's classic historical novel of the Civil War can be read without trepidation by all readers regardless of their familiarity with pre-20th Century literature. The Thornes Classic Novels edition contains the complete text of the original with the added benefit of a running commentary and a page-by-page glossary to explain difficult passages. The reader is made aware of the literary style of 1890s naturalism that Stephen Crane is working within as well as the social and political changes that influenced this style. This edition also acquaints the reader with the historical context of the story with a brief explanation of Civil War's background, and a factual look at the real battle of Chancellorsville which includes maps to orient the reader geographically.

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