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The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

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The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first battle, full of fear and then remorse. He encounters a grotesquely rotting corpse propped against a tree, and a column of wounded men, one of whom is a friend who dies horribly in front of him. Fleming receives his own "red badge" when a fellow soldier hits him in the head with a gun. "The idea of falling like heroes on ceremonial battlefields," Ford Madox Ford remarked later, "was gone forever." Shelby Foote, author of The Civil The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford- able hardbound editions of impor- tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy- fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch- bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau- gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:12