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 New York Press wrote "one should be forever slow in charging an author with genius, but it must be confessed that The Red Badge of Courage is open to the suspicion of having greater power and originality that can be girdled by the name of talent." Joseph Conrad, the famous author of Heart of Darkness (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.
haha! I saw this when there’s just 5 hrs remaining for my exam ! That stinks because I was really never into reading books and collecting information but I guess its time for change now ! My GP teacher is quite good because he always appreciates my ideas and my works (in my opinion). My vocabulary and language are pretty stinky .My friend told me that may be its because I don’t watch english movies and books but I’m not into reading or watching . Well anyways I’ll keep in mind some important things . Your site is awesome !It’s surely worth bookmarking !
The essay titles we have discussed so far have largely been those you might use for an academic essay, or the type that involves research of some sort. However, it is very likely that you might be asked to write a title about a descriptive essay, an imaginative piece, or a personal piece. In fact, it is probably true to say that these areas of writing are more likely to involve you in the process of evolving a title, since they are, in a sense, more creative. If you are asked to create a title of this sort, again, try to write a list of your ideas about the topic because these might generate a title for you. This time, however, your focus needs to be very much on capturing the attention of your reader, just as a headline does in a newspaper, to make them want to read on. Examples of titles that might be applicable to each of the above are: