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The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage


by Stephen Crane

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Stephen Crane was the last of 14 children born to his [exhausted] parents. (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

The battle that Henry Fleming fights so heroically in was actually won by the Confederates. (Source: The Veteran, by Stephen Crane)

A number of schools expelled the young Crane, who harbored dreams of becoming a professional baseball player.(Source)

Crane died of tuberculosis at the age of 28. (Source)

Crane eventually "married" (or at least lived with) a madam (as in, brothels and prostitutes) and moved to England with her. (Source)

The Red Badge of Courage has never been out of print. (Source)

Both Joseph Conrad and Ernest Hemingway were big fans of Stephen Crane. Hemingway once listed him as one of three good writers in the world, the other two being Henry James and Mark Twain. (Source: R.W. Stallman’s foreword to The Red Badge of Courage)

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