Harvey Cheyne, pampered son of an American millionaire, is saved from drowning by the New England fishing schooner We're Here. On board, the captain and crew treat him the way they would any stowaway. Harvey's previous experience with men such as these--men who would sooner punch the young heir than dote on him--is as limited as his exposure to the elements. And he soon learns he must 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.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 191 Vendor: Signet Classics Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 6.84 X 4.20 X .60 (inches)
One of 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.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems including "Mandalay," "Gunga Din," and "Danny Deever"which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kimwhich became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936