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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $14.50
  • December 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93075-7
  • 392 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


The Red Badge of Courage

Norton Critical Editions

Fourth Edition

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Stephen Crane (Author), Eric Carl Link (Editor, University of Memphis), Donald Pizer (Editor, Tulane University)

 

This Norton Critical Edition of Stephen Crane’s classic 1895 Civil War novel is again based on the first published edition, conservatively edited.

The Fourth Edition offers a broadened and restructured “Backgrounds and Sources” section that illuminates the social and intellectual climate of the 1890s and includes thought-provoking material by Jay Martin, Charles J. LaRocca, and Perry Lentz on Crane’s use of the Battle of Chancellorsville. “Criticism” includes an expanded introduction by Donald Pizer covering major critical approaches to the novel and fourteen assessments that reflect the revival critical interest in The Red Badge of Courage by, among others, R. W. Stallman, Charles C. Walcutt, John Fraser, Amy Kaplan, John E. Curran Jr., James B. Colvert, and Donald Pizer.

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    Preface

    A Note on the Text

    The Text of The Red Badge of Courage

    TEXTUAL APPENDIX

    1. Emendations
    2. The Manuscript of The Red Badge of Courage: Uncanceled Passages and the Discarded Chapter XII

    Backgrounds and Sources

    STEPHEN CRANE’S LIFE AND CULTURE: AN INTRODUCTION

    1. Frederick C. Crews — Crane’s Life and Times
    2. Stephen Crane — Letters on Art and The Red Badge of Courage (one new letter)
    3. Jay Martin — The Massing of Forces – The Forging of Masses
    4. John Higham — The Reorientation of American Culture in the 1890s

    THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE AS A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR

    1. Charles J. LaRocca — The Historical Setting of The Red Badge of Courage
    2. Harold R. Hungerford — “That was at Chancellorsville”: The Factual Framework of The Red Badge of Courage
    3. Perry Lentz — [Private Fleming’s Initial Combat at Chancellorsville]
    4. MAP — Chancellorsville, Afternoon of May 2, 1863
    5. Three Sketches of Chancellorsville from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
    6. Photographs of Men of the 124th New York Volunteers
    7. Eric Solomon — A Definition of the War Novel
    8. J.C. Levenson — Tolstoy’s Sebastopol and The Red Badge of Courage

    Criticism

    1. Donald Pizer — Crane and The Red Badge of Courage: A Guide to Criticism (expanded)

    EARLY ESTIMATES

    1. Stephen Crane — The Veteran
    2. George Wyndham — A Remarkable Book
    3. A Controversy at The Dial
    4. Frank Norris — The Green Stone of Unrest

    THE MODERN CRITICAL REVIVAL

    1. R. W. Stallman — Stephen Crane: A Revaluation
    2. John E. Hart — The Red Badge of Courage as Myth and Symbol
    3. Charles C. Walcutt — [Stephen Crane: Naturalist]
    4. John Fraser — Crime and Forgiveness: The Red Badge in Time of War
    5. James Nagel — [Impressionism in The Red Badge of Courage]
    6. Donald Pizer — The Red Badge of Courage: Text, Theme, and Form
    7. Amy Kaplan — The Spectacle of War in Crane’s Revision of History
    8. James Cox — On Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage
    9. John E. Curran, Jr. — “Nobody seems to know where to go”: Uncertainty, Irony, and History in The Red Badge of Courage
    10. James B. Colvert — Unreal War in The Red Badge of Courage

    Stephen Crane: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography