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The African Queen
The African Queen
Author: C. S. Forester
"She was alone in a small boat with a drunken man - a most dreadful situation... — ...the story of the missionary woman and the Cockney mechanic marooned in German Central Africa during the First World War. — As they fight their ramshackle old launch downriver 'to strike a blow for England,' the African Queen seems to breathe the spirit of Hornblo...  more »
ISBN: 215427
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 190

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Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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kcrouth avatar reviewed The African Queen on
A pretty cool story about the two least likely to meet and become friends doing just that, and more. Some parts were too detailed, but realistic. After seeing the film many times, it was great to read the story that inspired it. And it was great picturing Bogart and Hepburn on every page.
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well written, i read it to compare it to the movie. The movie was a comedy, the book a satire
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I read this book because I have enjoyed the movie for many years. It was surprising that the Hollywood version of so long ago kept so closely to the book. This certainly cannot be said of movies made in the last 40 years when Hollywood amends to written version to suit its own agenda.

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