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The Little Regiment and Other Stories
Sevenvivid, sensitively written tales of the Civil War by the author of The Red Badge of Courage. Includes fine title story plus "Three Miraculous Soldiers," "A Mystery of Heroism," "A Gray Sleeve," "An Indiana Campaign," "An Episode of the War" and "The Veteran." ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 12th 1997 by Dover Publications
(first published January 1st 1971)
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Mar 03, 2015 Chris rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a short collection of stories by Stephen Crane taking place in the Civil War. The focus is on those who usually remain nameless (and too this end, many of the characters in the stories are not named) as well as those that history forgets about. A reoccurring them is the sameness or common humanity despite being on different sides of a conflict. It isn’t just the soldiers that Crane draws attention to but those left at home as well. There are several mediations on the meaning of heroism. ...more
This is a great book for hiking. Lightweight but big words so you read it slowly. Unfortunately the suspense of the action leads you to rush through it which also means you miss what are, according the back jacket and I believe it, some excellent descriptive sections and impressionistic imagery. Instead what you get caught on is the weird, weird dialogue. Surely the women's manner of speaking especially is pure invention.
Stephen Crane was an American novelist, poet and journalist, best known for the novel Red Badge of Courage. That work introduced the reading world to Crane's striking prose, a mix of impressionism, naturalism and symbolism. He died at age 28 in Badenweiler, Baden, Germany.More about Stephen Crane...