Captains Courageous (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


The only one of Kipling's novels to be cast in an American setting, Captains Courageous endures as one of literature's most cherished and memorable sea adventures. Harvey Cheyne, spoiled millionaire's son, tumbles overboard from a luxury liner--only to be rescued by the crew of a Gloucester schooner. Thus begins the boy's second voyage into the rugged rites and ways of sailors. Like all Kipling's masterworks, Captains Courageous is an interweaving of art and moral purpose. Angus Wilson has said that it shows "delicacy of craft and violence of feeling, exactitude and wile impressionism, subtlety and true innocence." A popular favorite since its first publication in 1897, the novel remains a classic story of youthful initiation--and a lively tribute to the author's famous code of bravery, loyalty, and honor among men.

About the Author


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. In 1907 he became the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He wrote several novels, including The Jungle Book and Captains Courageous.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553211900
ISBN-10: 0553211900
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: January 1985
Pages: 176
Language: English