Captains courageous: a story of the Grand Banks

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Reader's Digest Association, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 164 pages
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After being swept overboard from an ocean liner, fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne, spoiled son of a millionaire, is rescued by New England fishermen who put him to work on their boat.

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In Captains Courageous the detail of fishing life are authentic, indeed anthropological. Kipling spent time in Gloucester and even went out on a ship for a while (though he spent most of the time sea ... Read full review

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Postponed reading this for years because I had this preconceived notion that it was a “children’s classic” – heavy on adventure, light on deeper meaning. Sure enough, the first 2/3rds of the tale are ... Read full review

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Rudyard Kipling(1865-1936), recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, was an English novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His sweeping tales of adventure, including "Kim, Captains Courageous, " and "The jungle Book," won him wide popularity during his lifetime and have been beloved by generations.

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