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The Cruise of the Snarkby Jack London
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
II. THE INCONCEIVABLE AND MONSTROUS
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
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.
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