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Coasting: A Private Journey

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Award-winning and bestselling author Jonathan Raban applies his brilliant narrative talent to a classic account of his voyage around the serpentine 2,000-mile coast of his native England.

In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, he turns that voyage into an occasion for meditations on his country, his childhood, and the elusive notion of home. Whether he's wrestling with a mainsail during a titanic gale or crashing a Scottish house party where the kilted guests turn out to be Americans, Raban is alert to the slightest nuance of meaning. One can read Coasting for its precise naturalistic descriptions or its mordant commentary on "the Merrying of England, " but one always reads it with pleasure in the freshness and aptness of its observations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140106572
Subtitle:
A Private Voyage
Author:
Raban, Jonathan
Author:
Raban, Jonathan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Coasts
Subject:
National characteristics, british
Subject:
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
H076
Publication Date:
1988
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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