The Red Badge of Courage is a 1895 war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage", to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer.
he Red Badge of Courage received generally positive reviews from critics on its initial publication; in particular it was said to be a remarkably modern and original work. Reviewers were impressed by Crane's realistic portrayal of war; the The New York Times wrote that the book "strikes the reader as a statement of facts by a veteran"
The venue, being a hotel bar/lounge area, requires that everyone buy at least one drink each if they are not hotel guests. It doesn't have to be alcoholic, so feel free to get coke/juice/etc. before we start. The group usually heads out for dinner after the meetup so feel free to join in.
We're usually by the "fireplace". If not, look for me.