Sea Fever


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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.

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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.

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Author Sam Jefferson Published by Adlard Coles ISBN 9781472908841 EAN 9781472908841 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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