The Red Badge of Courage. By Stephen Crane. Illustrations by Winslow Homer. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1981.

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At the turn of the 20th century, Stephen Crane was one of America’s most prized authors. His short stories, poems, and novels had made a lasting impact on American letters. His first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, became a commercial success, and The Red Badge of Courage was quickly recognized as his magnum opus. Both works are usually categorized as naturalism, a literary movement and genre of the late 19th century that shares qualities with realism, but also centers its narrations on deterministic and objective points of view. Set during the American Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage is an introspective tale about an ashamed Union private who flees battle. Its characterization and battle descriptions have placed it among the best war literature of all time, garnering praise from successor Ernest Hemingway in particular. This illustrated edition aligns the text with color plates by Winslow Homer, one of America’s most cherished painters. It is a spectacular rendition of the text, capturing in image the style and brutality of Crane’s war narrative.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original half faux leather spine, fine with raised bands and decorative gilt stamping. Cloth boards fine, also gilt stamped. Text block fine. Marble printed endpapers and silk bookmark sewn in. Gilt edges. Winslow Homer’s illustrations superb.

A fine collector’s copy of The Red Badge of Courage.

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The Red Badge of Courage. By Stephen Crane. Illustrations by Winslow Homer. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1981.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in