AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Red Badge of Courage

An American classic, the Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane,  is today's choice for #Book-A-DayAuthor:  Stephen Crane

Category:  Fiction

Overview: Crane explores life in the Civil War through the eyes of young man who sets off for glory.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “A war story set during the American Civil War, this novel can be gruesome.  It is also the story of one young man’s coming of age at a time when glory was everything and cowardice was shameful.  Beautifully written.”

Ethan: “For such a short novel, The Red Badge of Courage gives a powerful portrayal of the American Civil War. Crane’s account shows, with vivid realism, the toll war takes on youth.”


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