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Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories, The
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RED BADGE OF COURAGE AND OTHER STORIES, THE

PAPERBACK BY CRANE, STEPHEN; MELLORS, ANTHONY; ROBERTSON, FIONA

£7.99

ISBN
9780199552542
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 AUG 2008

DESCRIPTION

The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The intensity of its narrative and its naturalistic power earned Crane instant success, and led to his spending most of his brief remaining life war reporting. The other stories collected in this volume draw on this experience; 'The Open Boat' (1898) was inspired by his fifty hour struggle with waves after his ship was sunk during an expedition to Cuba; 'The Monster' (1899) is a bitterly ironic commentary on the ostracization of a doctor for harbouring the servant who was disfigured and lost his sanity rescuing his son. As a rare example of Crane working in a vein of American Gothic, it is particularly striking for its treatment of race and social injustice. 'The Blue Hotel' traces the events that lead to a murder at a bar in a small Nebraska town. This edition is the most generously annotated edition of Crane's work, exploring it from a fresh critical perspective and focusing on his place as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy and his social as well as literary revisionism. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

CONTENTS

INCLUDES THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, 'THE OPEN BOAT, 'THE MONSTER', 'THE BLUE HOTEL'