The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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The Red Badge of Courage is an 1895 war novel by American author Stephen Crane. It is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction on the cruelty of the American Civil War, features a young recruit who overcomes initial fears to become a hero on the battlefield. The book made Crane an international success. Although he was born after the war and had not at the time experienced battle firsthand, the novel is considered an example of Realism.

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The 213th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 32nd on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 45th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 58th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  5. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  6. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  7. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  8. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  9. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)

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