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The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage tells the story of Henry Fielding, a farm boy who sets out in search of glory by running away from home to join the Civil War, only to find himself running away from the battlefield in terror during the first skirmish. Mortified by his cowardice, Henry yearns for a wound, his own red badge of courage, which would legitimize his desertion of his company. When Henry is finally wounded, he finds himself feeling real anger for the very first time and is finally able to redeem himself. First published in 1865, The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. It explores the dual natures of battle-the simultaneous sensations of beauty and violence, of terror and triumph-and masterfully mirrors them to Henry's own inner turmoil.

The Red Badge of Courage tells the story of Henry Fielding, a farm boy who sets out in search of glory by running away from home to join the Civil War, only to find himself running away from the battlefield in terror during the first skirmish. Mortified by his cowardice, Henry yearns for a wound, his own red badge of courage, which would legitimize his desertion of his company. When Henry is finally wounded, he finds himself feeling real anger for the very first time and is finally able to redeem himself. First published in 1865, The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. It explores the dual natures of battle-the simultaneous sensations of beauty and violence, of terror and triumph-and masterfully mirrors them to Henry's own inner turmoil.
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The Red Badge of Courage tells the story of Henry Fielding, a farm boy who sets out in search of glory by running away from home to join the Civil War, only to find himself running away from the battlefield in terror during the first skirmish. Mortified by his cowardice, Henry yearns for a wound, his own red badge of courage, which would legitimize his desertion of his company. When Henry is finally wounded, he finds himself feeling real anger for the very first time and is finally able to redeem himself. First published in 1865, The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. It explores the dual natures of battle-the simultaneous sensations of beauty and violence, of terror and triumph-and masterfully mirrors them to Henry's own inner turmoil.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

4h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:19