Captians Courageous Author:Rudyard Kipling One of Kipling's favorite classics... — With an afterword by C.A. Bodelsen. — 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, and his initiation comme... more »nces 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 survival depends.
Depicted with what C.A. Bodelsen terms "Kipling's brilliant impressionism...his almost infallable sense of the right word," the voyage of WE'RE HERE is one of physical and moral adventure; it serves to give memorable, dramatic definition to the author's concept of the laws governing human existance.« less