"Captains Courageous": A Story of the Grand Banks

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Genres: Adventure
Language: English
Type: Digital

Captains Courageous is a classic adventure novel by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1897. It tells the story of Harvey Cheyne, a spoiled and arrogant young boy who falls overboard from a luxury liner and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman. Harvey is forced to work on the fishing boat, the We're Here, for the rest of the summer, and he soon learns the value of hard work and teamwork.

Under the gruff but kind-hearted tutelage of Captain Disko Troop, Harvey transforms into a responsible and compassionate young man. He also develops a deep love for the sea and the fishermen who make their living from it.

Captains Courageous is a coming-of-age story that teaches valuable lessons about humility, responsibility, and compassion. It is also a thrilling adventure novel that is full of action, humor, and heart.

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  • The novel is set in the late 1890s off the coast of Newfoundland.
  • Captains Courageous was adapted into a successful film in 1937, starring Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew.
  • The novel is considered to be one of Kipling's best works, and it is still enjoyed by readers of all ages today.


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