London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1897. First U.K. edition. An attractive copy of Kipling's classic tale of the Grand Banks. A Near Fine copy of the book with the spine slightly faded and light to moderate foxing throughout, heaviest of the title page. A fantastic coming-of-age story set on the rough seas. Famously adapted for the screen in 1937, for which Spencer Tracy won a best actor Oscar.
A maritime coming of age story, Captains Courageous follows Harvey Cheyne from his spoiled and privileged childhood, to a life-changing experience on the sea that transforms him into a good man. After falling overboard off a luxury liner and being rescued by the crew of a fishing boat, Harvey's eyes are opened to different cultures and classes of the world. He learns the value of hard work and gains a new appreciation for adventure and loyalty. Near Fine (Item #2355)