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ISBN-10: 0142437735
ISBN-13: 9780142437735
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 04/27/2004
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.13" W, 0.65" H

The Cruise of the Snark

Introduction by: Robert Madison

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Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly–not only his major autobiographical novel Martin Eden and numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording the voyage itself. These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal London’s indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands. This edition also includes London’s delightful sea pieces That Dead Men Rise Up Never and The Joy of Small-Boat Sailing.

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ISBN-10: 0142437735
ISBN-13: 9780142437735
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 04/27/2004
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.13" W, 0.65" H
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