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The Red Badge of Courage (The World's Best Reading)

ISBN13: 9780895771551
ISBN: 0895771551
List Price: $12.95
Publisher: Readers Digest Assn
Published Date:
Pages: 175
Average Goodreads rating: 3.26/5 (116 ratings)

This classic novel of the American Civil War evokes the horrors of battle and the psychology of fear as it recounts the experience of a young, untried Union Army volunteer. Henry Fleming longs to prove himself by winning the "red badge beyond all doubt. But when he finally does come under fire, he learns the grim truth about war's "glory" and the real meaning of bravery.