The Red Badge of Courage Author:Stephen Crane When he wrote The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane had never seen war and the war of which he wrote had ended six years before he was born. Yet in this work of fiction he produced one of the most remarkably realistic pictures of actual battle. — This was the Civil War, the War Between the States, a war of brother against brother. It was one of... more » the bloodiest and most tragic wars in history.
So great were Crane's imaginative genius and descriptive powers that verterans of this same war praised his realism. It is against this background that Crane tells the story of a young, frightened soldier who finds maturity under the stress of combat, a hero so humanly portrayed that he might be any soldier in any war.
The Red Badge of Courage, a great American novel, is universally regarded as a classic story of war.« less