The Red Badge of Courage

Its Various Endings



The Ending According to the Book

    Over the river a golden ray of sun came through the hosts of leaden rain clouds.



The Ending(s) According to the Manuscript

From the Clifton Waller Barret Collection, Univ. of Virginia



The Ending According to the Serial

From the New York Press, 9 December 1894.
SOURCE: "The Red Badge of Courage": A Facsimile Reproduction, by Joseph Katz (Gainesville: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1967)