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Stephen Crane
American writer
(1871-1900)



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It would be impossible for him to escape from the regiment. It inclosed him. And there were iron laws of tradition and law on four sides. He was in a moving box.
-- The Red Badge of Courage (1895), ch. 3

The corpse was dressed in a uniform that once had been blue... Over the gray skin of the face ran little ants. One was trundling some sort of bundle along the upper lip.
-- The Red Badge of Courage (1895), ch. 6

There was the delirium that encounters despair and death, and is heedless and blind to the odds. It is a temporary but sublime act of selfishness.
-- The Red Badge of Courage (1895), ch. 19

With serene regularity, as if controlled by a schedule, bullets buffed into men.
-- The Red Badge of Courage (1895), ch. 20

The guns on the slope roared out a message of warning... It became a din fitted to the universe. It was the whirring and thumping of gigantic machinery, complications among the minor stars.
-- The Red Badge of Courage (1895), ch. 22


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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