Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

A Story of the Grand Banks

eBook - 2009
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The spoiled son of a millionaire, Harvey Cheyne is used to living a life of luxury. But when an accident at sea brings him to the deck of a Massachusetts fishing boat, he is suddenly thrown into a world he knows nothing about. Can he endure the back-breaking work of a fisherman? Will he ever see his parents again? Will he survive in a world where money does not matter, and laziness can lead to death on the high seas?
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781775569893
1775569896
9781775415886
1775415880
Characteristics: 1 electronic document (282 p.)

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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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