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The African Queen

The African Queen

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The African Queen

by Forester, C.S

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  • Very Good
  • Hardcover
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New York: Modern Library, 1940. Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. In red cloth and black title panels and tinted top page ends. Gilt to type. Corners dinged/softened and smudge to front board. Interior clean and binding solid. Jacket is unclipped with small chips and sort tears mainly to spine ends and corners. Small stain to bottom of spine. 383 Books listed on inside of jacket. Modern Library #102.

Synopsis

The African Queen is the story of a jerry-rigged attack on a German gunboat in Central Africa during the early days of World War I. An important subplot is the love story between the Charlie Allnutt, captain of the small launch named The African Queen, and Rose Sayer, the sister and companion of an Anglican missionary who dies in the first part of the novel. Rose's personality is the driving force of the attack, and the novel. Interestingly, the original UK edition has a happy ending, with the couple surviving to be married, but in the US edition, Allnutt dies during the attack. -

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Bookseller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
LPB006450CF
Title
The African Queen
Author
Forester, C.S
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Edition
Modern Library Edition
Publisher
Modern Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1940
Bookseller catalogs
British Literature;

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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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