Tuesday, June 16
Community Room (upstairs)
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