The African Queen
ISBN10: 0316289108 ISBN13: 9780316289108 Publisher: Back Bay Books Published: Jun 30 1984 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.