Reviews were generally positive and a respectable amount of volumes were sold, but it did not become a bestseller until an edition was published in England.By 1896 the novel had gone through nine editions and Crane himself realized he was no longer "a black sheep but a star." A reviewer in the (1899), wrote that Crane had written "a spontaneous piece of work which seems to spurt and flow like a tapped stream from the depths of the writer's being." Some critics, including the writer Ambrose Bierce, attacked the novel for, among other things, being too imaginative, depicting soldiers poorly, and lacking in a coherent plot and grammatical/syntactical purity., a coming-of-age tale set in an unnamed battle of the Civil War (most likely the Battle of Chancellorsville), is Stephen Crane's most famous novel.
"He commenced to exaggerate the strength, the skill, and the valor of those who were arriving.
The Red Badge of Courage is a classic Civil War novel that was compiled by Stephen Crane in 1895.
Being truly a soldier in the Civil War was dangerous, with a death toll of over 600, 000.
For example, he initially named all of the soldiers more frequently but began crossing the names out and substituting more frequently titles like "the loud soldier" and "the tall soldier." The Bachellor, Johnson, & Bachellor newspaper syndicate agreed to serialize the work in December 1894 and it soon appeared in the and other papers across the country.
This version was often slightly different from paper to paper, and, interestingly enough, did not include the last three chapters and ended with Henry and Wilson hearing the praise for their daring feat of capturing the flag.