1980 "the Red Badge Of Courage" By Stephen Crane Easton Press Full Leather
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1980 "the Red Badge Of Courage" By Stephen Crane Easton Press Full Leather:
Up for sale is a beautiful 1980 Easton Presscopy of "THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE" by Stephen Craneand illustrated by John Steuart Curry. This book is part of"The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written"Collector's Editionby Easton Press and is bound in 100% genuine leather with raised bands along the spine. Gold Gilding to the boards and along the spine as well as gilded page ends. A beautiful copy of this classic that would look great on any book shelf. I do have several other titles up for sale by theEaston Pressright now as well if you are interested in other titles.
During an unnamed battle, 18-year-old private Henry Fleming survives what he considers to be a lost cause by escaping into a nearby wood, deserting his battalion. He finds a group of injured men in which one of the group, the "Tattered Soldier", asks Henry, who's often referred to as "The Youth", where he's wounded. Henry, embarrassed that he's whole, wanders thru the forest. He ultimately decides that running was the best thing, & that he's a small part of the army responsible for saving himself. When he learns that his battalion had won the battle, Henry feels guilty. As a result, he returns to his battalion & is injured when a cannon operator hits him in the head because he wouldn't let go of his arm. When he returns to camp, the other soldiers believe he was harmed by a bullet grazing him in battle. The next morning he goes into battle for a 3rd time. While looking for a stream from which to attain water, he discovers from the commanding officer that his regiment has a lackluster reputation. The officer speaks casually about sacrificing Henry's regiment because they're nothing more than "mule drivers" & "mud diggers". With no regiments to spare, the general orders his men forward. In the final battle, Henry becomes one of the best fighters in his battalion as well as the Flag bearer, finally proving his courage as a man.
This book is in very good condition and appears to be unread. Boards are straight and clean with four sharp corners. Light rubbing wear the gilt along the page ends. Internally the book is in excellent condition. Spine and pages are extremely tight. Blank bookplate on verso of first free end paper. No marks, tears, or writing anywhere in this book. Please review all photos for your best idea of the condition. Shipping on this item will be $4.00 and I do combine shipping costs on all items that I sell, so check out my other items and save on shipping if you see something else that you like.
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