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The Cruise of the Snark

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Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Vital, colorful narrative transcends stormy seas and navigational doubts for breathtaking accounts of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific islands. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.

Synopsis:

Shortly after the turn of the last century, the great American author Jack London set out with his wife and two crew members to sail across the Pacific Ocean in a schooner called the Snark. In this engrossing account of their two-year voyage, he tells of their struggles with storms, disease, high seas, and an unseaworthy boat; their arrival in Hawaii; and adventures in the South Pacific among the peoples of Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and other exotic locales. Enhanced with 119 original photographs, this true account is one of the most interesting and best-written narratives of a sea voyage in a small boat. Like Joshua Slocum's memorable account of his round-the-world voyage aboard the Spray, this book makes the reader feel deeply involved. It features the same blend of excitement and adventure that made London's novels and stories so popular.

Synopsis:

True adventures at sea aboard a 55-foot ketch in a 1906 Pacific crossing. Author recounts hardships of two-year voyage, and offers praise of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific.

Synopsis:

Vital, colorful narrative transcends stormy seas and navigational doubts for breathtaking accounts of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific islands. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.

Synopsis:

Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.

About the Author

Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876-1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.

Table of Contents

I. FOREWORD

II. THE INCONCEIVABLE AND MONSTROUS

III. ADVENTURE

IV. FINDING ONE'S WAY ABOUT

V. THE FIRST LANDFALL

VI. A ROYAL SPORT

VII. THE LEPERS OF MOLOKAI

VIII. THE HOUSE OF THE SUN

IX. A PACIFIC TRAVERSE

X. TYPEE

XI. THE NATURE MAN

XII. THE HIGH SEAT OF ABUNDANCE

XIII. STONE-FISHING OF BORA BORA

XIV. THE AMATEUR NAVIGATOR

XV. CRUISING IN THE SOLOMONS

XVI. BÊCHE DE MER ENGLISH

XVII. THE AMATEUR M.D.

  BACKWORD

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486412481
Author:
London, Jack
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Oceania Description and travel.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Series Volume:
92-24
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.83 pd

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Product details 354 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486412481 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shortly after the turn of the last century, the great American author Jack London set out with his wife and two crew members to sail across the Pacific Ocean in a schooner called the Snark. In this engrossing account of their two-year voyage, he tells of their struggles with storms, disease, high seas, and an unseaworthy boat; their arrival in Hawaii; and adventures in the South Pacific among the peoples of Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and other exotic locales. Enhanced with 119 original photographs, this true account is one of the most interesting and best-written narratives of a sea voyage in a small boat. Like Joshua Slocum's memorable account of his round-the-world voyage aboard the Spray, this book makes the reader feel deeply involved. It features the same blend of excitement and adventure that made London's novels and stories so popular.
"Synopsis" by , True adventures at sea aboard a 55-foot ketch in a 1906 Pacific crossing. Author recounts hardships of two-year voyage, and offers praise of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific.
"Synopsis" by , Vital, colorful narrative transcends stormy seas and navigational doubts for breathtaking accounts of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific islands. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.
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