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First published in 1897, Captains Courageous tells of the high-seas adventures of Harvey Cheyne, the son of an American millionaire, who, after falling from a luxury ocean liner, is rescued by the raucous crew of the fishing ship We’re Here. Obstinate and spoiled at first, Harvey in due course learns diligence and responsibility and earns the camaraderie of the seamen, who treat him as one of their own. A true test of character, Harvey’s months aboard the We’re Here provide a delightful glimpse of life at sea and well-told morals of discipline, empathy, and self-reliance.

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One of Kipling's most enduringly popular works, this classic tale of the sea and fable of a boy's initiation into the world of men is accompanied by a brand-new Introduction. Reissue.

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Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born in Bombay and moved to England in 1889. Although Kipling refused to accept the appointment of Poet Laureate and other civil honors, he was the first English writer awarded the Nobel Prize.

John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He serves as consulting editor of the Penguin Classics.

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lukas, October 2, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437711
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Seelye, John
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Author:
Seelye, John
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Fishers
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.88x4.98x.26 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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