The African Queen
The African Queen
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Annotation: The story of a disreputable Cockney and an English spinster missionary--their African river trip, romance, and retaliation against German troops.
Catalog Number: #4750
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition
Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 1935
Edition Date: c1935
Pages: 307 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-28910-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-07013-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-28910-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-07013-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 83083340
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Genre: Adventure Fiction
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
New York Times Book Review
Wilson's Fiction Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Word Count: 62,989
Reading Level: 7.9
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.9 / points: 11.0 / quiz: 66231 / grade: Upper Grades

First published in 1935, C.S. Forester's classic romantic adventure is a tale of opposites attracted. Allnut and Rose, a disreputable Cockney and an English spinster missionary, wend their way down a river in Central Africa in a rickety, asthmatic steam launch, and are gradually joined together in a mission of retaliation against the Germans. Fighting time, heat, malaria and bullets, the two have a dramatic rapprochement before the explosive ending of the book. This tale of unlikely love is thrilling and funny and ultimately satisfying.