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eBook Captains Courageous (Penguin Popular Classics) ePub

by Rudyard Kipling

  • ISBN: 0140621881
  • Category: Classics
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (August 31, 1995)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1508 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1756 kb
  • Other: mbr txt lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 498

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Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics). Captains Courageous: By Rudyard Kipling - Illustrated. The original version of Captains Courageous is extraordinarily "dialect heavy", which can make it a chore to read.

Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics). Here's a comparison of a section of dialog

Home Rudyard Kipling Captains Courageous. Ask your bookseller for these bantam classics. RUDYARD KIPLING was born in Bombay, India, to British parents on December 30, 1865.

Home Rudyard Kipling Captains Courageous. In 1871 Rudyard and his sister, Trix, aged three, were left to be cared for by a couple in Southsea, England. Five years passed before he saw his parents again. His sense of desertion and despair were later expressed in his story Baa Baa, Black Sheep (1888), in his novel The Light That Failed (1890), and in his autobiography, Something of Myself (1937).

Captains Courageous (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback – January 7, 2014. Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born in Bombay, the son of an Anglo-Indian professor of architectural sculpture. by. Rudyard Kipling (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. There he was brought up in the care of ayahs, or native nurses, who taught him Hindustani and the native lore that always haunted his imagination and can be seen reflected in The Jungle Books.

Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne J. the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman in the north Atlantic.

A Story of the Grand Banks. Chapter V. Rudyard Kipling. THAT was the first of many talks with Dan, who told Harvey why he would transfer his dory’s name to the imaginary Burgess-modelled haddocker. Harvey heard a good deal about the real Hattie at Gloucester; saw a lock of her hair-which Dan, finding fair words of no avail, had hooked as she sat in front of him at school that winter-and a photograph.

Penguin Books Lt. Penguin Books. Серия: Penguin Popular Classics. Few readers will ever forget the nightmare atmosphere of Count Dracula's sinister castle in Transylvania, the prowlings of the Un-dead, the blood-curdling tension as Bram Stoker's tale races towards a thrilling climax. Dracula recounts the struggle of a group of men and a woman - Dr Seward, Dr Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker and his wife Mina - to destroy the vampire, whose sinister earth-filled coffins are discovered by Harker in a ruined chapel adjoining Dr Seward's asylum.

Captains Courageous Penguin classics.

Kipling and his wife settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), and most of Captains Courageous (1897). By this time Kipling's popularity and financial success were enormous. In 1899 the Kiplings settled in Sussex, England, where he wrote some of his best books: Kim (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pook's Hill (1906). In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Captains Courageous Penguin classics.

TO JAMES CONLAND, . Brattleboro, Vermont. I ploughed the land with horses, But my heart was ill at ease, For the old sea-faring men Came to me now and then, With their sagas of the seas. The clouds are thick around their heads, The mists around their feet. Full boat," said Dan, with a chuckle. If he give us 'O Captain' it's topping' too!" The bellow continued: "And naow to thee, O Capting, Most earnestly I pray, That they shall never bury me In church or cloister gray.

Penguin UK, 29 сент His most popular works include The Jungle Book (1894) and the Just So Stories (1902), both children's classics .

His most popular works include The Jungle Book (1894) and the Just So Stories (1902), both children's classics though they have attracted adult audiences also. He is the author of two novels and a number of books dealing with American culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century. 0141933399, 9780141933399.

About Captains Courageous. First published in 1897, Captain Courageous tells of the high-seas adventures of Harvey Cheyne, the son of an American millionaire, who, after falling from a luxury ocean liner, is rescued by the raucous crew of the fishing ship We’re Here.

Comments

Gorisar Gorisar
I have read both the Townsend Library version and the original version of Captains Courageous, and I have enjoyed and appreciated both versions. Purchasers of the Townsend Library version need to understand that this version is not "dumbed down" but simply translated into modern, accessible English. As such, it loses some of the original charm and flavor of Kipling's original novel, but it also gains substantially in overall readability. The original version of Captains Courageous is extraordinarily "dialect heavy", which can make it a chore to read.

Here's a comparison of a section of dialog:

Original version: "Suit yourself. We stole it ef it's any comfort to you. Naow, abaout going back. Allowin' we could do it it, which we can't, you ain't in no fit state to go back to your home, an' we've jest come on to the Banks workin' fer our bread. We don't see ha'af of a hundred dollars a month, let alone pocket-money; an' with good luck we'll be ashore again somewhere abaout the first weeks o' September."

Townsend version: "Suit yourself. We stole it if it's any comfort to you. Now, about goin' back to New York. Allowin' we could do it, which we can't, you ain't in no good shape to go back to your home, and we've jest come to the Grand Banks workin' fer our money. We don't see the half of a hundred dollars a month, let alone extra spending money. With good luck, we'll be ashore again somewhere around the first weeks o' September."

The speaker here is Disko Troop, one of the *clearer* speakers in this novel. What happens, with Kipling and this particular novel, is that the dialect can become a slog for just about anyone -- such a slog that the story is hard to follow. I'm pleased with the Townsend "translation", and I think for many who are new to this story (whether they are young readers or mature readers), the Townsend version might not be a bad place to start. The Townsend version retains enough of the dialect to retain the flavor of the Gloucester crew without bogging the reader down with heavy dialect every step of the way.
Valawye Valawye
Refreshing; a transport back to a time and place when hard work is required, children mature quickly, reversals of fortune are dramatic, and where the least of us has an important role to play in the overall scheme of things. Life aboard a commercial fishing vessel in the nineteenth century was brutal: requiring hard, hard work, sleeplessness, constant physical danger, unforgiving conditions, and where the workplace is populated by sturdy, ruthless people. Big business interests, similarly. A story of survival at the school of hard knocks.
zmejka zmejka
This is a great story, a classic. However, the publisher (I'm assuming) managed to have a TON of typographical errors which made the story harder to read, especially since it is in a vernacular that is already difficult to follow. Great story, but I would look for a copy from another publisher.
Rageseeker Rageseeker
Great Kids book! Teaches a good lesson! Found out in an interview that Levar Burton found this book to be pivotal to him as a young reader so I got a picture with him holding it.
Anayajurus Anayajurus
Heavily edited to about a 3rd grade level. I am giving a low rating because the description said "This collector-quality edition includes the complete text of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale."
Undeyn Undeyn
Third graders can enjoy this cleverly written classic. It teaches about a natural desire to be accepted, and to develop a positive attitude towards hard work can bring personal satisfaction.
Justie Justie
Once in a lifetime one discovers a piece of literature that is timeless and relevant. Kipling is well known for his storytelling, but this work exceeds the story, which is brilliant, and enters into the realm of growth, from boy to man.
Whether from boy to man or girl to woman, this work is a shining light - a beacon of guidance,
I first read this at age 16. at age 75, with a permanent copy on my shelf, and now an e-copy on my phone, i have lost count of the number of times i have read it.
This book, old fashioned as it is, still sends tingles up my spine withs it's presentation of values for living in a world of madness and mayhem.
Rod Moore
This book is an enjoyable read, and I wish I had read it when I was young. Most kids can't get their heads out of their devices, and have a narrow temperature zone of comfort of three degrees, can't tie a single-knot, can't use a knife, hammer, or close a screen door, and say they are hungry when in fact they just ate two hours ago. This book can reset the perspective of many.