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Malevolent, mysterious, vast, the ocean has always sparked our fascination and sense of adventure, giving rise to a remarkable vein of narrative deftly mined here by editor Tony Tanner. In the twenty-seven tales of The Oxford Book of the Sea, masters of the art tell of men on ships, grappling with themselves, their fellow sailors, and the trials of the sea: from hurricane winds to the frustrating calm, from swirling currents to rampaging whales.

Here is the work of Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, C.S. Forester, Ernest Hemingway, and of course Conrad. Along with the essential stories come unexpected gems by writers not known for their seafaring bent such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E.M. Forster, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Some of the finest writers in the English language have been drawn to the subject of life at sea, with its dangers, loneliness, and triumphs. The Oxford Book of the Sea gathers together some of the best examples of the form, offering moving prose, fascinating insight into the human condition, and the simple pleasure of tales of high adventure.

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Malevolent, mysterious, vast, the ocean has always sparked our fascination and sense of adventure, giving rise to a remarkable vein of narrative deftly mined here by editor Tony Tanner. In the twenty-seven tales of The Oxford Book of the Sea, masters of the art tell of men on ships, grappling with themselves, their fellow sailors, and the trials of the sea: from hurricane winds to the frustrating calm, from swirling currents to rampaging whales.

Here is the work of Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, C.S. Forester, Ernest Hemingway, and of course Conrad. Along with the essential stories come unexpected gems by writers not known for their seafaring bent such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E.M. Forster, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Some of the finest writers in the English language have been drawn to the subject of life at sea, with its dangers, loneliness, and triumphs. The Oxford Book of the Sea gathers together some of the best examples of the form, offering moving prose, fascinating insight into the human condition, and the simple pleasure of tales of high adventure.

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In this collection of 27 fascinating tales about life at sea and the adventures to be had there, masters of the art, including Jack London, C.S. Forester, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad, tell of men on ships, grappling with themselves, their fellow sailors, and the trials of the sea.

About the Author

Tony Tanner was Professor of English at Cambridge University and Fellow of King's College until his death in 1998. His books include The Reign of Wonder and Scenes of Nature, Signs of Men, and he edited Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, The Confidence-Man, and White-Jacket for the Oxford World's Classics series.

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1. Initiation, Joseph Conrad

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803702
Editor:
Tanner, Tony
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Tanner, Tony
Author:
null, Tony
Author:
Tanner, Tony
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Literature, English
Subject:
Sea stories, American
Subject:
Sea stories, English
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | Anthologies
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Oxford Books of Prose
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
178 halftones
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.8 in 0.625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Malevolent, mysterious, vast, the ocean has always sparked our fascination and sense of adventure, giving rise to a remarkable vein of narrative deftly mined here by editor Tony Tanner. In the twenty-seven tales of The Oxford Book of the Sea, masters of the art tell of men on ships, grappling with themselves, their fellow sailors, and the trials of the sea: from hurricane winds to the frustrating calm, from swirling currents to rampaging whales.

Here is the work of Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, C.S. Forester, Ernest Hemingway, and of course Conrad. Along with the essential stories come unexpected gems by writers not known for their seafaring bent such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E.M. Forster, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Some of the finest writers in the English language have been drawn to the subject of life at sea, with its dangers, loneliness, and triumphs. The Oxford Book of the Sea gathers together some of the best examples of the form, offering moving prose, fascinating insight into the human condition, and the simple pleasure of tales of high adventure.

"Synopsis" by , In this collection of 27 fascinating tales about life at sea and the adventures to be had there, masters of the art, including Jack London, C.S. Forester, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad, tell of men on ships, grappling with themselves, their fellow sailors, and the trials of the sea.

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