Captains Courageous

London: Macmillan & Co., 1897.


Hardcover. First edition. Illustrations by I.W. Tabor. A beautiful, fine and bright copy. The boys’ classic of a pampered, rich lad who accidentally falls in with a crusty fishing crew and has some sense knocked into him. Basis for the excellent Victor Fleming film featuring Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the Portuguese fisherman.

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Captains Courageous. Rudyard KIPLING.
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous

Rudyard Kipling
birth name: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
born: 12/30/1865
died: 1/18/1936
nationality: Great Britain

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English novelist, short-story writer, and poet chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and Burma, and his excellent tales for children. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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In the middle of his career, well before the Nazi party was formed, Kipling chose the swastika as a personal symbol because of its ancient Indian connotations of good luck and well-being. Before his death (and even before Hitler was elected Chancellor) he dissociated himself from the symbol and condemned the Nazi party. However, editions of his books published in the 1910s and '20s bear the symbol and confuse novice collectors into thinking Kipling had a political affiliation that was in fact abhorrent to him.

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