Captains Courageous – Rudyard Kipling (1899)


Captains Courageous – Rudyard Kipling (1899)


Title: Captains Courageous

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Macmillan and Co, 1899.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Very good. Foxing to edges and endpapers, small closed tear to page 76, text unaffected. Inscription to half title page. Covers bright. With black-and-white illustrations.

1 in stock

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman in the north Atlantic. The novel originally appeared as a serialisation in McClure’s, beginning with the November 1896 edition.

Through a series of trials and adventures, Harvey, with the help of the captain’s son Dan Troop, becomes acclimated to the fishing lifestyle, and even skillful. Eventually, the schooner returns to port and Harvey wires his parents, who immediately hasten to Boston, Massachusetts, and thence to the fishing town of Gloucester to recover him. There, Harvey’s mother rewards the seaman Manuel, who initially rescued her son; Harvey’s father hires Dan to work on his prestigious tea clipper fleet; and Harvey begins his career in his father’s shipping lines.