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Author Jefferson, Sam, author
Title Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway / Sam Jefferson
Published New York : Bloomsbury, 2015
 Rodman Main Adult  809.387 J45    AVAILABLE
Descript 330 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note "Adlard Coles Nautical"--Title page
Summary Behind every great sea story there is a real-life adventure that inspired it, and this book shines a new light on some of our best-loved maritime authors--from Robert Louis Stevenson to Jack London, Hemingway, Masefield and Conrad--reflecting the dangerous, exciting and often eccentric escapades that fuelled their writing
Contents Erskine Childers: hidden depths -- Joseph Conrad: clipper ship captain turned literary titan -- Jame Fenimore Cooper: the first of the nautical novelists -- Ernest Hemingway: a strange fish -- Jack London: the call of the sea -- Captain Marryat: a forgotten hero of the Royal Navy -- John Masefield: the seasick sailor -- Herman Melville: literary leviathan -- Arthur Ransome: in search of utopia -- Tobias Smollett: grudging grandfather of the nautical novel -- Robert Louis Stevenson: home is the sailor-- the final voyage
Subject Sea in literature
Seafaring life in literature
Fiction -- History and criticism
Sea stories -- History and criticism
Alt Author Adlard Coles Nautical, publisher
ISBN 9781472908810

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