The Red Badge of Courage is a psychological account of a young man’s experience of fighting in the American Civil War.
The power and intensity of its vivid narrative earned Crane instant success and led to his spending most of the rest of his brief life reporting on wars. The other stories collected in this volume draw further on this experience.
Reviewed by William Palmer in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.
A Farmboy Goes to War
One day, and only because I asked her what life had really been like in the Blitz, my mother told me not about terrifying explosions and damage and injury, but about a cold rainy day in November...Read more