Enlisted to Read

15 Mar


Enlisted, conscripted, drafted.  Recruited, enrolled, and called up.
That’s right folks.  You’re in the reading army now.

The next book on our list is…

The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane.

We’re diving into American history.

“Henry Fleming, a raw Union recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood–to earn his “badge of courage.”  (back cover of the 1985 Penguin Classics copy)

Listen up, WEM soldiers!  You’ll be reporting for reading duty in a matter of days, so find your copy of
The Red Badge of Courage.


Posted by on March 15, 2013 in The Red Badge of Courage


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5 responses to “Enlisted to Read

  1. Patty Sessions

    March 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Mine is ready to go! The introduction says that Crane was never actually in any war at all, so I’m interested to find out how he writes about it.

  2. Ruth @ Experiment with The Well-Educated Mind

    March 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I’m ready.

  3. Adriana

    March 16, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I feel like a deserter . . .

  4. Christina Joy

    March 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

    “You’re in the reading army now.” *snort*


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