Captains Courageous

  • Title: Captains Courageous
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 2940024035061
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Nook
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    About Rudyard Kipling


    1. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are classics of children s literature and one critic described his work as exhibiting a versatile and luminous narrative gift.Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Henry James said Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius as distinct from fine intelligence that I have ever known In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world famous author Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer Kipling s death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, I ve just read that I am dead Don t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.


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    1. Harvey Cheyne Jr. an arrogant fifteen -year- old, greatly disliked by the annoyed passengers, spoiled son of a multi -millionaire railroad tycoon from San Diego, ( my hometown) is being taken to Europe by his parents on a luxury liner, a steamship, set in the late nineteenth century. As they enter the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, a fertile fishing area, Harvey is seasick, not helped by smoking a strong cigar, he needs fresh air fast, going on deck his legs are a bit wobbly,head aching too, a rou [...]

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    2. I read most of this aloud to my older boys as I was putting them to sleep at night, and I think that's probably the best way to navigate through Kipling's tale. It's a lot of fun, but if you're reading silently, not trying on the accents as Kipling's written them, I think you miss a lot. This book is chock full of sailing terms that Kipling never explains, nor does he provide a glossary, but I liked this. Much of the time, I didn't understand what the characters were talking about in their daily [...]

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    3. A story of how one 15-year-old rich boy's moment of bad luck changes his life, from spoiled brat to a mature, better person with solid values who can work well with others and doesn't need to prove his worth with questionable things and boasting. Forced to spend a summer with fishermen (no radios or other ways to communicate where he is) - no chance that the men would drop him off after picking him up from the sea where he had fallen - he gets a good glimpse as he works with them of what their l [...]

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    4. Finished reading this with the kids. Enjoyed it, just didn't love it. The last section should have ended about 20 pages earlier. It was like Kipling hit the natural climax for the story and then felt he needed to write another twenty pages to make somebody happy and decided to just phone-it-in (or the equivalent to phoning-it-in would be in 1897).The story was interesting, but just not THAT interesting. I guess I would class this as a minor sea story and a minor Kipling. If you are into Sea Stor [...]

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    5. Second reading November 2016First reading: August 2014 I didn't really expect to love a sailor's story but clearly I didn't have any idea how much Leadership Education can be cultivated on the dangerous fishing lines of the Atlantic. The book is totally different than anything else I have read by Kipling. It is an American story (as opposed to his more typical Indian writing), high adventure, perfect for boys (I couldn't keep my 7 year old away) (not to say that girls wouldn't enjoy it too) and [...]

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    6. If you take a look at the informative channels on cable tv like National Geographic, Discovery, and Animal Planet, you will notice that there are a lot of programs about fishing. Deadliest Catch, Monster Fish, Wicked Tuna. Good to see fishermen plying their trade and makes one appreciate a job most people in cities do not give importance to.But a century before these shows, there was a book that portrayed fishing and the folks whose lives depend on it. But it wasn't just a book about fishing; it [...]

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    7. Now, I know it’s not fair to judge a book on its movie (or vice versa), but I totally did. I love the adaptation of this story so much, but the book just doesn’t live up. No Harvey/Manuel relationship, and Harvey’s character arc happens in the space of a single chapter in the first quarter of the book. The rest is all interesting and colorful accounts of fishing life—and some didactic moralizing later on—but it doesn’t live up to Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy.

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    8. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

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    9. I read this book year's ago--in junior high school. I can't remember much--it was one of those adventure sort of novels that we were always reading to keep the boys involved in class. You know what I mean--Lord of the Flies, Call of the Wild, Adventures of Huck FinnI read all of these when I was 12 or so. Only later in high school, did I delve into books more my taste, books not so decidedly action-adventure.The only reason I'm writing this review, or even including this on my book shelf for tha [...]

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    10. Like a lot of reviewers here I was SUPPOSED to read this book in grade school, but that never happened. I tried again my junior year of college and stopped 40 or 50 pages into it. So now at forty years old I decided I would finally read it cover-to-cover, no matter what. The copy that I read is literally the same 1964 version that I started some 30 years ago. The yellow pages and old-fashioned library smell of the book actually added to the experience.When I finish a really good book I always fe [...]

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    11. I enjoyed the plot and general storyline, but I got really bogged down in all the "sea-faring" talk and jargon. When Kipling wrote this one, readers obviously enjoyed learning all of these different, strange things through reading whereas now I'd rather watch 15 minutes of a documentary on the History Channel and be done.Harvey is a spoiled, rotten brat of a teenager who delights in causing his mother to fret and his father to ignore him. When Harvey goes overboard a luxury steamer to land himse [...]

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    12. There is nothing a season at sea can't cure - especially a bad attitude. My review:Captians Courageous

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    13. I absolutely love Kipling! A spoiled little rich boy on a cruise with his mother falls off a cruise liner & is rescued by a fishing boat. They don't believe him to be the rich kid that he claims & forces him to work for his keep just like everyone else on board for the entire fishing season as they're not able to simply abandon the season just to take him home. Thus begins his education into manhood & character.The book has a wonderfully uplifting ending & unlike many of the othe [...]

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    14. Citită în engleză, nu am înțeles multe cuvinte, dar cum să nu îmi placă o carte pentru copii, chiar și când unele cuvinte îmi scapă.

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    15. It is good to read the true classics now and then, and I had not read Kipling in a long time. Began this book on my phone, continued on my computer, and finally got this paperback copy at my local library, thank God. I have to say I find reading ebooks a particularly unsatisfactory experience. As for the book, it is thoroughly enjoyable. I need not restate the plot, but I wonder how many of us living in the US today could live that kind of life, particularly young teenagers? I know there are kid [...]

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    16. It was by chance I read this book at the same time I finished both The Secret Garden and A Little Princess and not long after reading Carry On Mr Bowditch. Kiplings own story mirrors that of A Little Princess in that his birth to early years were spent in India in the care of his Ayah and later years in a merciless England. The story itself mirrored Bowditch in that it took place in the oceans of North America and on a ship. I found the book enjoyable if a bit difficult to read given the strange [...]

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    17. This is Kipling's only novel concerning North America. It is consistent with his others in the underlying theme that experience is the great teacher. Harvey Cheyne is a coddled adolescent whose parents' wealth he takes for granted. The bulk of the story concerns his going over the rail on an Atlantic steamship crossing and being rescued by the crew of a Great Banks fishing boat.Kipling has done a lot of research on North Atlantic fishing and the New England fishing crews. He gets the details rig [...]

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    18. I'm sure I'd have liked it more when I was young but at my age it didn't do much for me. It seems clearly a kid's book, but without the adventure of something like Treasure Island. The fact that it's written in dialect too makes it difficult to read in places. The basic plot is that a spoiled rich kid falls overboard and is picked up by a fishing ship. He ends up having to serve on the ship and learn to do hard work, but it all came a bit easily and there really weren't any grand adventures. We [...]

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    19. Qué mal ha envejecido este libro. Como novela de aventuras, para mi gusto no funciona salvo que seas un loco del mundo de los barcos de pesca, y como novela de iniciación de un chaval malcriado, se queda escueta y pobre en comparación con otras historias del estilo que vinieron después. Es más retrato plano de la vida de un grupo de pescadores que otra cosa, y a mí me ha aburrido bastante.

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    20. My first introduction to Rudyard Kipling was his book Just So Stories. I was not a fan. Thankfully I picked this book up based on recommendation from several friends not paying attention to the author. Captains Courageous is a great coming of age story. Not only did Harvey grow up but so did everyone around him. Especially his parents. I recommend this book to adults and children. Especially those who believe they are entitled to everything. This is an amazing classic. Can't wait till this book [...]

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    21. I realized I had read CC previously some time ago as I anticipated certain plot points as the story developed. Not much for dialectal dialogues, as in Twain or Dickens, but it does have memorable character development and is a classic Bildungsroman. This always struck more of a Jack London story and I'm always surprised when I see Kipling on the cover.

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    22. A great book of adventure, and a good story of changing. (In a good way) XD. Read it!

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    23. This story follows Harvey, a rich, spoiled, basically worthless boy who is washed overboard the steamliner he is traveling on, picked up by a fishing crew, and taught the meaning of work and how to be a useful man. This is the only one of Kipling's works set in America. It was, humorous, touching, and filled with life lessons. I'm quickly becoming a huge Kipling fan as I read more and more of his work. There is a lot of dialect throughout the entire book that makes it slightly more challenging b [...]

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    24. A classic coming of age story, set at sea. It's a simple timeless classic full of the prejudices of the era and the author but still well deserving to be read.

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    25. REREAD REVIEWOk I didn't like it as much the second time around, and I'm honestly really sad. I do think it's a great book, but there were just little things that stood out to me that put a bad taste in my mouth. Like Harvey gets knocked down once and all of a sudden he saw the light and is a model worker. Like he doesn't have a gradual arc. Kind of like a spike in the beginning and one at the end when he realizes he needs to go to college?Also, Kipling had some weird writing quirks. Like all of [...]

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    26. Warning! You must be an excellent cockney/seaman's phonetic language reader to attempt this book.A difficult read to say the least, trying to understand what the hell everyone is saying, as well as all the boat terminology thrown at you and yee olde slang, the version I read had an appendix at the back, thank you, because otherwise this book would only have been half understood. It's kind of funny reading an old book from the late 19th century as they were not concerned with dropping the 'N' bom [...]

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    27. This novel writes about a fifteen years old fellow, Harvey, who was spoiled by his multimillionaire father, learns a life-changing lesson after an accident of falling into the ocean. A fishing schooner that headed towards Gloucester saved Harvey. However, crewmembers on the schooner didn’t care about how wealthy Harvey’s family was, so he got to travel in this boat for half a year. During the journey, Harvey encountered hardships, but furthermore, he learnt things that he could’ve never [...]

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    28. "You an' me we'll sluice that out'er when they're through. 'Send we'll hev fuli pens to-night! I've seen 'er down ha'af a foot wit fish waitin' to clean, an' we stood to t'tables till we was splittin' ourselves instid o' them, we was so sleepy, Yes, they're comin' in naow."Did you get that? That's just an example of the kind of dialogue you must try to decipher as you plod your way through this classic novel. I triple checked what I had typed to make sure I got it exactly as it's printed in my c [...]

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    29. Captains Courageous is a great story about how setting expectations upon kids, and making them work in order to find their own sense of self worth helps them to become courageous captains of their lives. I liked that a lot, especially since my sister and I are currently working on getting my nephew off the entitled/spoiled track and onto a more respectful path that requires him to meet some expectations and to exercise some self-control and discipline.Unfortunately, Captains Courageous doesn't t [...]

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    30. When Rudyard Kipling was staying in Vermont in February 1896 he listened to the stories of the local physician telling about his time on a schooner thirty years before. That gave Kipling the idea to write “Captains Courageous.” Kipling said he tried to change his writing style for the book using allegory, parable, and metaphor to suit his subject.The story of “Captains Courageous” like that of the earlier “Jungle Book” is of a boy who finds himself in a new environment and is profoun [...]

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