"Captain Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling
Macmillan, London - 1897 first UK edition - 245p, 18cmx15cm - condition: very good, original publisher's blue binding with gillt illustration, some rubbing to boards and spine, some foxing, complete. Nice copy of this famous Kipling novel.
Like his two Jungle Books, Kipling wrote this morality tale of life aboard a New England fishing boat while living near Brattleboro, Vermont, his wife’s hometown. The book thus contains “something of his feelings about America—both his affection and his irritation” (Carpenter & Prichard, 296). “This is the only book of Kipling’s which is set entirely in America. All the characters are American. Not only that, but the heart of the book—its moral in a single sentence—is one of Kipling’s main beliefs of this period expressed in terms essentially American, or perhaps more particularly New England. He put it later in verse: ‘And the Gods of the Copy-book Maxims said: ‘If you don’t work you will die!’ It is a saga of hard physical work in conflict with natural forces. It is a book which could hardly have been written by anyone who did not admire Huckleberry Finn; it is a book whose claim to survival rests mainly on detail, and it is all American detail” (Mason, 119).
- Nombre de livres
- Littérature, Livres illustrés
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Rudyard Kipling
- Titre du livre
- Captain Courageous
- Très bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Macmillan, London
- Couverture rigide
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