Princeton University Library Catalog

Captains courageous : a story of the Grand Banks / [Rudyard Kipling].

Author:
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : The Century Co., 1899.
Εdition:
Authorized ed.
Description:
viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Series:
Summary note:
This novel follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. After washing overboard from a transatlantic steamship he is saved from drowning by a fishing boat in the north Atlantic. Rescued by fishermen on the Grand Banks, Harvey cannot persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince them of his wealth. However, the captain of a passing schooner offers him a job as crew until they return to port. With no other choice, Harvey accepts, and there begins a series of trials and adventures where the boy learns to adjust to his rough new life, and takes the first steps towards becoming a man.
Notes:
  • Part of the Swastika edition, as discussed in Stewart, J.M. Kipling, p. 568-569. Bound in green cloth, with "Authorized edition" on spine.
  • Kipling's device appears on the title page.
OCLC:
3797415
RCP:
N - S