Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

Large Print - 2001
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Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner her is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting adventure story, Captain'sCourageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book, is thrown into an entirely alien environment. This is the only edition of the novel in print, and it offers a stimulating introduction and detailed notes which help readers navigate among the historical, geographical, andmaritime references found in the book.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2001.
ISBN: 9780783896014
0783896018
Call Number: KIPLING
Characteristics: 231 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Sea stories.
Bildungsromans.
Adventure fiction.
Grand Banks of Newfoundland -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Fishers -- Fiction.
Rescues -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Fishing boats -- Fiction.
Saltwater fishing -- Fiction.
Children of the rich -- Fiction.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 02, 2014

I'm sure Kipling and his fans wish he'd never written that stupid "White Man's Burden" poem as, 100 years later, it tends to color his work and make him seem like the poet of imperialism. He only wrote three novels: the autobiographical "The Light that Failed," the India-set "Kim," and "Captains Courageous," one of his most popular works and the basis for the Spencer Tracy film. His only book set in America (where he lived for a time), it's both a sea adventure and a bildungsroman about a spoiled rich kid who learns a few lessons. It's fun, but it's very much a boy's adventure and is inferior to his contemporary Stevenson. Was quite possibly an influence on the adventure stories of London and Hemingway.

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kwsmith
Dec 10, 2009

Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of a wealthy railroad magnate, is washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen. This classic coming-of-age tale is not one of Kipling's best works.

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Oct 31, 2011

221b_GreenPanda thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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