Looking unflinchingly into the eyes of war, young Stephen Crane has given us a portrait of the terror and loss of the civil war and the impact it can had on a youthful boy. From egotism and fear to courage and wisdom, the transformation of Henry Fleming ranks as one of America's best works of fiction. 100 pages, softcover.
Small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. Amid the nightmarish chaos of a Civil War battle, a young soldier discovers courage, humility, and, perhaps, wisdom. Widely praised for uncanny re-creation of the sights, sounds, and sense of actual combat. An enduring landmark of American fiction.