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The Resource The African Queen, C.S. Forester

The African Queen, C.S. Forester

Label
The African Queen
Title
The African Queen
Statement of responsibility
C.S. Forester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Central Africa, 1914; Rose Sayer, a thirty-three year-old English woman, is left alone when her missionary brother dies. Her only route out is aboard The African Queen, a steam-powered launch captained by Cockney mechanic, Charlie Alnutt. Determined to do her bit for the war effort and to avenge her brother, Rose persuades Charlie that they should attack the German gunboat, the Konigin Luise. And so begins a most unlikely alliance and love affair, as Charlie and Rose venture down the treacherous Ulanga River encountering danger and adventure at every turn
Summary
The African Queen tells the story of Rose Sayer, a respectable missionary who is in Africa with her brother the Reverend Samuel Sayer, and Charles Alnutt the hard-bitten and disreputable skipper of the African Queen. Upon the death of her brother the pair become the unlikeliest of allies as marooned in German Central Africa during the First World War, they fight their ramshacle old launch, laden with explosives, downriver to strike a blow for England
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
027774
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1966
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forester, C. S.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Africa, Central
Target audience
adult
Label
The African Queen, C.S. Forester
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1935
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000041299474
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
189 p.
Isbn
9780753820797
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70765130
Label
The African Queen, C.S. Forester
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1935
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000041299474
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
189 p.
Isbn
9780753820797
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70765130

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