A Mystery of Heroism

by Stephen Crane · Advanced

Stephen Crane is famous for writing about the American Civil War, a conflict he hadn’t taken part in. In fact, he was never a soldier. Yet, the vividness of his war novel, ‘The Red Badge of Courage’, and his short stories lead us to think he was actually there. This story is a great example of his inventiveness and sensitivity (2,830 words).

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