New York: The Century Co., 1897.
New York: The Century Co., 1897. First edition. Preceding the first British edition. An attractive copy of Kipling's classic tale of the Grand Banks. Original publisher's cloth binding stamped in gilt, red, and black. Top edge gilt. A Nearly Fine copy of the book on account of a small spot to the front joint else a square and bright, retaining its gilt and colors; internally fresh and unmarked. A fantastic coming-of-age story set on the rough seas, it was 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 #5579)