Published thirty years after the Civil War, this "impressionistic" American classic tells a war story in a thoroughly modern way – without a trace of romanticizing. Through the eyes of ordinary soldier Henry Fleming, we follow his psychological turmoil, from the excitement of patriotism to the bloody realities of battle and his flight from it. In the end, he overcomes his fear and disillusionment, and fights with courage.
In the spring of 1863, as he faces battle for the first time at Chancellorsville, Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
1. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
2. THE UPTURNED FACE
3. THE OPEN BOAT
4. THE BLUE HOTEL
5. THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY