The Red Badge of Courage Author:Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage and The Open Boat, The Blue Hotel, The Upturned Face, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky — A pioneer in the realistic school of American fiction, and a forerunner of Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Crane probled the thoughts and actions of trapped or baited men fighting the destructive forces in nature, in other human beings, and in... more » themselves . . . .
Here published complete from the original manuscripts is Crane's masterpiece, one of the great war novels of all time -- The Red Badge of Courage . . . together with four of his best-known short stories. Outstanding for their psychological portrayal of violent emotions keyed in quiet tension, they reveal the insight and narrative skill of "one of the clearest cases of genius in American fiction." -- Carl Van Doren« less