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Captains courageous / Rudyard Kipling.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC Kipling (Text) 78292000151930 Adult Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0606018301
  • Physical Description: 189 p.
  • Publisher: New York : Signet, 1981.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner he 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, Captains Courageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book , is thrown into an entirely alien environment. The supersitious, magical world of the sea and the tough, physical world of the boat form a backdrop to Harvey's regeneration. Kipling describes the fascinating skills of the schooner fishermen who would soon be made redundant by the twentieth century and makes the ship function as a convincing model for a society engaged in a difficult and dangerous task. 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, and maritime references found in the book.
Subject: Grand Banks of Newfoundland > Fiction.
Children of the rich > Fiction.
Saltwater fishing > Fiction.
Fishing boats > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Rescues > Fiction.
Fishers > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Bildungsromans.
Sea stories.

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