Monday, June 15, 2009

6/16/09: Red Badge of Courage

AAUW Kingston
Book Group
Tuesday, June 16

1 PM
Community Room (upstairs)
Kingston Library
55 Franklin Street

We'll discuss The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Come join us, whether you've read the book or not.

Henry Fleming is a teenager who joins the Union Army during the Civil War. He is fearful of killing and dying, and friends betray his fears. His wound is "the red badge of courage". This is a coming-of-age story that does not glorify war. It has been called the first modern American novel.

cover illustration by Jamel Akib

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