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Captains courageous

Author: Rudyard Kipling; Leonée Ormond
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008], ©1996.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner he is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting adventure story, Captains Courageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book , is thrown into an entirely alien environment. The supersitious,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Sea stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard Kipling; Leonée Ormond
ISBN: 9780199554836 0199554838
OCLC Number: 297532015
Notes: Originally published as a World's classics paperback 1995; reissued as an Oxford world's classics paperback 1999; reissued 2008.
Description: xli, 182 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: General preface --
Introduction --
Note on the text --
Select bibliography --
A chronology of Kipling's life and works --
Captains courageous --
Explanatory notes.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Leonee Ormond.
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Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner he is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting adventure story, Captains Courageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book , is thrown into an entirely alien environment. The supersitious, magical world of the sea and the tough, physical world of the boat form a backdrop to Harvey's regeneration. Kipling describes the fascinating skills of the schooner fishermen who would soon be made redundant by the twentieth century and makes the ship function as a convincing model for a society engaged in a difficult and dangerous task. This is the only edition of the novel in print, and it offers a stimulating introduction and detailed notes which help readers navigate among the historical, geographical, and maritime references found in the book. - Publisher.

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a scholarly introduction and entertainingly pedantic notes ... in the hands of such a powerful storyteller, the theme of redemption through ordeal remains a seductive one Books for Keeps

 
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