The African Queen

Forester, C S

£8.99

As the impact of the First World War reaches the depths of the African jungle, Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer, a disreputable cockney mechanic and a spinster missionary, find themselves thrown together by chance. Fighting heat, malaria and bullets, they make their escape down the Ulanga river on an ancient steamboat.

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A classic tale of love and adventure from the author of the Captain Hornblower series.

The film adaptation, which starred Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, became one of the most popular films ever made.

The African Queen is an old, dirty, ugly, unreliable steamboat – not the kind of boat anyone would take down a dangerous river through the jungles of Central Africa. But Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut do just that.

Why do they do it? The First World War has just begun, and Rose has a crazy plan. She and Charlie set off down the river and come close to death many times, but they survive all dangers – except the danger of falling in love.

Additional information

Weight 171 g
Dimensions 199 × 154 × 15 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

189

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K