Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

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Baker & Taylor
A millionaire's spoiled son learns a lesson when, saved from drowning by a fishing schooner, he is made to share the crude life and hard work of his taunting rescuers.

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Captains Courageous includes an Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by R.L. Fisher.

Harvey Cheyne fell oveboard off a luxury liner and was saved by the schooner We're Here. But instead of thanking his rescuers, the filthy rich, spoiled rotten kid demanded the Gloucester fishermen sail back to New York. Then Harvey got the shock of his life.

A punch in the mouth.

Capt. Disko Troop didn't know who Harvey's millionaire dad was. And didn't care. His ship would return to port when her holds were full--in about six months.

The world of Disko and Dan Troop, Long Jack, Salters and mad Penn. A world of struggle and backbreaking challenge, where honor meant more than money, and trust meant more than fame. Where men's minds, hearts, and strong muscles were pitted against the awesome majesty, fury, and terror of the unending depths: the world of wooden ships and high seas.

And if Harvey Cheyne survived, his life would never be the same.

& Taylor

Snobbish and spoiled Harvey Cheyne learns the true meaning of honor and friendship when he falls off a luxury liner and is rescued by a fishing schooner, where he witnesses backbreaking struggles and challenges. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Assoc., 1992
Edition: First TOR edition
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780812504385
Branch Call Number: FIC Kipling, R 1992
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 18 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.0 9.0 733


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Jan 12, 2018

Refreshing; a transport back to a time and place when hard work is required, children mature quickly, reversals of fortune are dramatic, and where the least of us has an important role to play in the overall scheme of things. Life aboard a commercial fishing vessel in the nineteenth century was brutal: requiring hard, hard work, sleeplessness, constant physical danger, unforgiving conditions, and where the workplace is populated by sturdy, ruthless people. Big business interests, similarly. A story of survival at the school of hard knocks.

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.

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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