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The Red Badge of Courage: an episode of the American Civil War 151 editions

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About the Book

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 the124th 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.
(Wikipedia)

151 editions First published in 1855

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The Red Badge of Courage
2010, Penguin Group UK
eBook in English
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The red badge of courage
2010, Kennebec Large Print
in English
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The red badge of courage
2009, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
2009, The Floating Press
E-book in English
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The red badge of courage
2008, Pearson/Longman
in English
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The red badge of courage
2006, Chelsea House
in English - 1st hardcover library ed.
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The red badge of courage
August 26, 2006, Prestwick House
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The Red Badge of Courage
2006, 1st World Library
eBook in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
August 2005, Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.
Audio CD in English
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Red Badge of Courage
May 19, 2005, Puffin
in English
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The red badge of courage
2005, Aladdin Paperbacks
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
2005, eBooksLib
eBook in English
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2004, Hanʾguk Haksul Chŏngbo
in Korean - 880-03 Chʻopʻan.
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The red badge of courage
2004, Dover Publications
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
E-book in English
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The Red Badge of Courage: Level 3 (Heinle Reading Library)
June 2003, Heinle & Heinle Pub
Paperback in English - Ppk edition
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Red Badge of Courage (Puffin Classics)
July 2003, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
2003, NuVision Publications
E-book in English
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Red Badge of Courage (Saddleback Classics)
December 2003, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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The red badge of courage
2002, ABDO Pub.
in English
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The red badge of courage
2002, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
in English
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Red Badge of Courage (Great Illustrated Classics)
January 2002, Abdo Pub Co (E)
Unknown Binding
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The red badge of courage
2001, G.K. Hall
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
2000, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
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The red badge of courage: an episode of the American Civil War & "The veteran"
2000, Modern Library
in English - 2000 Modern Library pbk. ed.
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The red badge of courage
1999, Barron's
in English
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The red badge of courage
1999, EMC/Paradigm Publishing
in English
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The red badge of courage: an episode of the American Civil War
1999, Ironweed Press
in English - Comprehensive ed.
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The red badge of courage
1999, D. Johnston
Electronic resource in English - V[ersion] 1.0.
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Red Badge of Courage (Pacemaker Classics)
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Red Badge of Courage (Konemann Classics)
June 1998, Konemann
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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Red Badge of Courage: Level 3
June 1998, Edcon Pub Group
Paperback in English - Workbook edition
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The red badge of courage
1997, Transaction Publishers
in English
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1997, Wordsworth
in English - New ed., complete and unabridged.
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The red badge of courage
1996, Stanley Thornes
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1995, Purple Mountain Press
in English - An historically annotated ed. / by Charles J. LaRocca, 1st ed.
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1994, Puffin Books
in English - New ed.
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1994, Wordsworth Edns.
in English - New ed.
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The red badge of courage
1994, Norton
in English - 3rd ed / edited by Donald Pizer.
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The red badge of courage
1994, Bloomsbury Books
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
1994, Penguin
in English - New ed.
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The red badge of courage
1993, Everyman
in English - New ed.
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The red badge of courage
1993, Globe Book Co.
in English
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The red badge of courage
1993, Baronet Books
in English
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Red Badge of Courage (Great Illustrated Classics)
June 1993, Playmore Publishers
School & Library Binding in English
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The red badge of courage
1993, Oxford University Press
in English
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1993, Modern Library
in English - Modern Library ed.
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The red badge of courage
1992, J.M. Dent, C.E. Tuttle
in English
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The red badge of courage
1992, Barnes & Noble
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Red Badge of Courage (Pacemaker Classics)
June 1991, Fearon Publishers
Paperback in English
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The red badge of courage
1990, Dover
in English
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The red badge of courage
1990, Vintage Books Library of America
in English - 1st Vintage Books/the Library of America ed.
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The red badge of courage
1988, Portland House Illustrated Classics, Distributed by Crown Publishers
in English
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August 1987, Avon Books (Mm)
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage (Puffin Classics)
April 7, 1987, Puffin
in English
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The red badge of courage: An episode of the American Civil War
1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Unknown Binding in English
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Red Badge of Courage (Classics Collection)
August 1986, Dercum Pr Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War (Running Press Classics)
September 1986, Running Press Book Publishers
Hardcover in English - Rep edition
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1984, Chatham River Press
in English
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1983, Franklin Library
in English - Limited ed.
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The red badge of courage
1983, Bantam Books
in English - New Bantam classic ed.
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La roja insignia del valor.
1981, Bruguera
in Spanish
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1981, Bantam
in English
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1980, G. K. Hall
in English
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The red badge of courage
1979, Tale Blazer Book
in English
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1979, Franklin Library
in English - Limited ed.
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The Red Badge of Courage
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding
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The Red Badge of Courage
December 1977, McDougal Littell
Hardcover
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The Red Badge of Courage
December 1977, McDougal Littell
Paperback
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Red Badge of Courage
June 1977, Andor Pub Co
Paperback
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September 1976, Dell Pub Co
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The red badge of courage: an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
1976, Norton
in English - 2d ed. / rev. by Donald Pizer.
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The red badge of courage.
1973, Macmillan
in English
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The red badge of courage
1973, Regents Pub. Co.
in English
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1971, Grosset & Dunlap
in English
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1970, Reader's Digest Asso. Pty. Ltd.
in English
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The red badge of courage
1970, Reader's Digest Asso. Pty. Ltd.
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1969, Fleet Press Corp.
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1968, Cambridge Book Co.
in English - [1st ed.
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The red badge of courage.
1968, Golden Press
in English - Unabridged. Illustrated by Harvey Kidder.
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1964, Jin ri shi jie she
in Chinese - 880-02 Zai ban.
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The red badge of courage
1964, Folio Society
in English
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The red badge of courage: with civil war photographs
1964, Folio Society
in English - 2nd ed.
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The red badge of courage
1962, Collier-Macmillan
in English
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1962, MacMillan
in English
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The red badge of courage
1962, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1962, Macmillan
in English
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The red badge of courage: and selected stories
1960, The New American Library
in English
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The red badge of courage
1960, Hutchinson Educational
in English
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The red badge of courage: and other stories
1960, Oxford University Press
in English
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The red badge of courage: and selected stories
1960, The New American Library
in English
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The red badge of courage: text and criticism.
1960, Harcourt, Brace
in English
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The red badge of courage
1959, Landsborough Publications
in English
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Alyĭ shevron muzhestva
1954, Chekhov Pub. House
in Russian
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Alyĭ shevron muzhestva.
1954, Chekhov
in Russian
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The red badge of courage.
1953, Globe Book Co.
in English - A school ed., by Frederick Houk Law.
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The red badge of courage.
1952, Grosset & Dunlap
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1951, World Pub. Co.
in English
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1951, Folio Society
in English
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1944, Limited Editions Club
in English
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1944, Heritage Press
in English
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The red badge of courage
1944, Heritage Press
in English
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The red badge of courage
1942, Penguin Books
in English
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The red badge of courage
1942, Modern Library
in English
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The red badge of courage
1942, Washington Square Press
in English
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The red badge of courage
1940, London
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1926, D. Appleton and company
in English
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The red badge of courage
1925, D. Appleton and company
in English
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The red badge of courage
1925, Modern Library
in English
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The red badge of courage.
1900, Collins
in English
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The red badge of courage: an episode of the American civil war
1895, D. Appleton and company
Microform in English
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1855, Macmillan
in English
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The Red Badge of Courage
Publish date unknown, Tuttle Publishing
in English
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The red badge of courage
Publish date unknown, Folio Society
in English - 2nd ed.
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The red badge of courage: and other stories
Publish date unknown, Oxford University Press
in English
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Red Badge of Courage: Anthology
Publish date unknown, Fawcett Books
Mass Market Paperback in English

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