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The Cruise of the Snark (Penguin Classics)

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Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly—not only his major autobiographical novel Martin Eden and numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording the voyage itself. These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal Londons indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands.

  • Includes introduction and notes, as well as London's delightful sea pieces "That Dead Men Rise Up Never" and "The Joy of Small-Boat Sailing".

About the Author

Jack London (1876–1916) published an enormous number of stories and novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Martin Eden.

R. D. Madison is a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has edited several volumes of military and naval history, including William Bligh and Edward Christia‛s The Bounty Mutiny for Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

The Cruise of the Snark Introduction: The Romance of Yachting; or, The Private History of a Voyage That Failed

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Texts

The Cruise Of The Snark

Notes

Appendices

From Martin Johnson: Through the South Seas with Jack London

From Charmian Kittredge London: The Log of the Snark

Jack London: "That Dead Men Rise Up Never"

Jack London: "The Joy of Small-Boat Sailing"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437735
Author:
London, Jack
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Madison, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 113
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.98x4.86x.51 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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