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1896 1st ed Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane American Civil War Literature

“It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.”

― Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage

A rare 1896 printing of an American classic – ‘The Red Badge of Courage.’ Written by Stephen Crane, this book follows the story of a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War who runs from battle only to later overcome his fear of war. This work is considered one of the best works of American literature and is a historical view into America’s most volatile military dispute.

Item number: #7846

Price: $399

CRANE, Stephen

The red badge of courage: an episode of the American Civil War

New York: D. Appleton, 1896. First edition


Collation: Complete with all pages

[5], 233, [5]

References: BAL 4071; Grolier American 100 #98; Wright III, 1257;

Language: English

Binding: Cloth; tight and secure

Size: ~7.5in X 5.5in (19cm x 13.5cm)

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1896 1st ed Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Estimate $399 - $800Sep 15
Columbia, MO, USA