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Red Badge of Courage, The

Written by Stephen Crane

Illustrated by Bruno Nadalin

Part of the Real Reads Series

Red Badge of Courage, The Synopsis

His regiment has yet to be tested in the fire of battle. Together the soldiers wait while distant guns rumble and the lights of enemy campfires flicker on the hills beyond a darkened river. The young man recalls his childhood dreams of valiant combat. Will he pass the test and return home to tell others of his triumphs on the battlefield? Or will he flee at the first sign of real danger? And what of his fellow soldiers, whose lives are caught up with his once the fighting begins? Will they examine the young man for any sign of real courage - or will he slink away in shame?

Red Badge of Courage, The Press Reviews

The Red Badge of Courage has long been one of the most popular novels of all time. It is a book children should read in order to make them aware of the real meanings of war so they may not be quite so eager to volunteer because it seems like a live video game. Kids today are somewhat unaware that in real war people who are killed or maimed do not rise up again as in a game. Today war may not be as glamorized as it once was because now we have all seen real killings and battles in the news. You can read this with your children and have intelligent discussions as to what stand they will take if it ever becomes necessary for them to make a choice. Excellent REAL READS!!! --Bonnie Neely Real Travel Adventures

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906230753
Publication date: 17th June 2014
Author: Stephen Crane
Illustrator: Bruno Nadalin
Publisher: Real Reads
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Stephen Crane

American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was prolific throughout his short life. He wrote notable works in the realist tradition as well as early examples of American naturalism and impressionism. He is recognised by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. Bruno Nadalin is an artist, illustrator, and active member of the burgeoning art community in Jersey City. His work has appeared in a variety of publications and venues including The Nation and WFMU, a free-form radio station. In addition to exhibiting many of his pieces in group shows at local galleries, Bruno recently contributed to ...

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