Young Henry Fleming had always dreamed of performing heroic deedsin battle. But as a raw recruit in the Civil War, Henry experiences fear and self-doubt. Will war make him a coward, or a hero? Artist Wayne Vansant faithfully illustrates Stephen Crane's action-packed tour de force.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Stephen Crane (1871–1900) was active as a reporter around the world in addition to being an acclaimed novelist.From Publishers Weekly:
This 1895 tale of young soldier Henry Fleming's initial experiences in combat during the Civil War still startles. Artist Vansant captures Fleming's uncertainty and fear quite well, sometimes through effectively understated facial expressions. Yet this adaptation oversimplifies Crane's portrayal of Fleming, ignoring or de-emphasizing the character's other failings: his egotism, his talent for self-justification and the "wild battle madness" underlying much of his later heroism. In Crane's book, Fleming is haunted by his desertion of the dying "tattered man"; in Vansant's version, Fleming forgets him. Though Crane's book is a landmark in realism, the author's symbolic writing turned Fleming's battlefield into a mythic realm. Vansant's conventionally realistic artwork, on the other hand, is more prosaic than Crane's brilliantly descriptive captions. This adaptation faithfully introduces the plot, characters and primary themes of Red Badge to readers unfamiliar with the original book without penetrating the full depths of Crane's masterwork. (May)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Puffin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110142404101
Book Description Puffin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0142404101
Book Description Puffin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Wayne Vansant (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0142404101
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0142404101 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0029998
Book Description Puffin 2005-05-19, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0142404101 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0142404101