Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

Signet Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Signet Classics
Mass market paperback, 201 pages
List Price: $3.95 Sale Price: $3.36

One of Rudyard Kipling's most enduringly popular works, Captains Courageous is both a stirring tale of the sea and a fable of a boy's initiation into the world of men. The boy in question is Harvey Cheyne, pampered son of an American millionaire; his initiation commences when he is saved from drowning by a New England fishing schooner and forced to prove his worth in the only way the captain and crew will accept: through the slow and arduous mastery of skills upon which common survival depends.

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FLAWS: Violence and danger, mild language
Summary: A rich young American is washed overboard, and among the Newfoundland fishermen who pick him up he finds adventure, manhood, and his sea-legs.

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