Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

Afterword by:

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451465658
  • 224 Pages
  • Signet
  • 18 and up


One of Rudyard Kipling’s most enduringly popular works, Captains Courageous is both a stirring tale of the sea and a classic coming-of-age story. Harvey Cheyne, the pampered fifteen-year-old son of an American millionaire, is sailing to Europe when he falls overboard. Saved from drowning by a New England fishing schooner, he finds his rough new companions unimpressed by his wealth and shocked by his ignorance. He will have to prove his worth in the only way the captain and crew will accept: through the slow and arduous mastery of skills upon which their common survival depends. 

With an Introduction by Marilyn Sides
and a New Afterword


“The most complete man of genius I have ever known.”—Henry James
“Throughout the world his voice commanded more respect than any citizen other than heads of state.”—Mark Twain
“Of Kipling’s personal decency there can be no doubt….I for one cannot help wishing that I could offer some kind of tribute.”—George Orwell
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