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The Resource Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway, Sam Jefferson

Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway, Sam Jefferson

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Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway
Title
Sea fever
Title remainder
the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway
Statement of responsibility
Sam Jefferson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores the dangerous, exciting, and often eccentric escapades of literature's sailing stars, and how these true stories inspired and informed their best-loved works. We find out how: a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspired one of the key scenes in Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'; Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the South Seas in his schooner Casco encountered areas where cannibalism was still rife, and these wild and remote paradises tinged with danger went on to feature in 'Treasure Island'; the hardship that Melville endured aboard whaling ships (he deserted one and took part in a mutiny on another, which landed him in a Tahitian jail) inspired 'Moby Dick'; and much more
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Jefferson, Sam
Dewey number
  • 809.3'932162
  • 809.3932162
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea in literature
  • Seafaring life in literature
  • Fiction
  • Sea stories
  • Literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway, Sam Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472908841
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472908841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway, Sam Jefferson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472908841
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472908841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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