The African Queen (Paperback)

By C. S. Forester

Back Bay Books, 9780316289108, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 1984

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/1977)
MP3 CD (9/20/2016)
Compact Disc (12/3/2019)

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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.