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American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology (Library of America)

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Publisher Comments:

This anthology of essays captures the full sweep of America's maritime experience, with narratives from voyagers from the 17th century to the 20th century. Included are writings from Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, and more.

Book News Annotation:

Excerpts of novels, firsthand narratives, travel writing, natural science, memoir, journalism, and poetry are among the genres Neill has assembled to represent US maritime literature from the 17th century to the ecological dilemmas of the 20th. The nearly 70 authors include some of the best known.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. His other books include Away off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 (which Russell Baker called "indispensable") and Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legend of Nantucket Island ("a classic of historical truthtelling," according to Stuart Frank, director of the Kendall Whaling Museum). He has written an introduction to a new edition of Joseph Hart's Miriam Coffin, or The Whale Fisherman, a Nantucket novel (first published in 1834) that Melville relied upon for information about the island when writing Moby Dick.

Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and the forthcoming Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).

In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883011833
Editor:
Neill, Peter
Foreword:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Foreword:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Editor:
Neill, Peter
Editor:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Author:
Various
Author:
Neill, Peter
Publisher:
Library of America
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Library of America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL M-00-1
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.27x5.49x1.60 in. 1.91 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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