Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1868
Captain Boldheart and the Latin-Grammar Master Synopsis
"Captain Boldheart and the Latin-Grammar Master: A Holiday Romance from the Pen of Lieut-Col. Robin Redforth, aged 9" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published in a children's magazine in America, and it was then republished in England in "All the Year Round" in 1868.
Captain Boldheart is introduced as a prominent figure reclining on a crimson hearth rug on the quarter deck of his ship, the Beauty, in the China Seas. He calls all hands aft, and Bill Boozey, captain of the foretop, emerges from the rest. Despite some mutinous undercurrents, Captain Boldheart removes his uniform coat, decorated with various rich orders, and plunges into the sea to save the drowning giant. The captain manages to hold up the drowning giant with his teeth until both are rescued and returned to the main deck of the Beauty. From that moment on, William Boozey becomes Captain Boldheart's devoted friend, and they head on adventures together.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most influential authors of all time. His iconic works, such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations, have captivated readers worldwide for centuries. Born in 1812 in Portsmouth, England, Dickens modestly began his career as an office clerk before he was able to pursue his lifelong dream of writing fiction.
Dickens’ stories are renowned for their memorable characters and typically focus on poverty, injustice, and social class themes. Through his writing, he endeavored to evoke empathy from his readers on behalf of those who lived in dire circumstances during the Industrial Revolution. His characters often represent a range of classes and personalities with which many can identify today. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.