The Cruise of the Snark

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140278
Release Date: 2012-05-02
Genre: Transportation

Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.

The Cruise Of The Snark illustrated

Author: Jack London
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783730990339
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Fiction

The Snark had two masts and was 43 feet long at the waterline, and on it London claims to have spent thirty thousand dollars. The snark was primarily a sailboat, however, it also had an auxiliary 70-horsepower engine. It was further equipped with one lifeboat. In 1906, Author Jack London began to build a 45-foot yacht on which he planned a round-the-world voyage, to last seven years. After many delays, Jack and Charmian London and a small crew sailed out of San Francisco Bay on April 23, 1907, bound for the South Pacific

The Cruise of the Snark

Author: Jack London
ISBN: 9781425014841
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Travel

The author has narrated a two-year voyage aboard a ship. It is the account of wild sea storms, navigational doubts and sea-illnesses combined with the natural beauty. The amalgamation of terror and fascination renders beauty to the narrative. A book that testifies man's indefatigable courage and spirit.

Unsettled Narratives

Author: David Farrier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415979511
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of representation that ‘unsettled’ the text. This book considers the work of four Western visitors to the Pacific—Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellis, Herman Melville, and Jack London—and the consequences for the written text and the experience of cross-cultural encounter when encounter is reduced to writing. The study proposes a strong connection between settling and writing as assertions of presence, and, by engaging a metaphor of building dwellings and building texts, the study examines how each writer manipulates the process of text creation to assert a dominant presence over and against the indigenous presence, which is represented as threatening, and extra-textual.

The Colonizer Abroad

Author: Christopher McBride
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135877408
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

Jack London An American Life

Author: Earle Labor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466863163
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.

Tales of the Pacific

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141958606
Release Date: 1989-05-25
Genre: Fiction

If you know London primarily through novels like WHITE FANG, these stories will provide a new perspective. Full of intriguing characters and snippets of pidgin, they also highlight London's concern with social issues.

The Young Sea Officer s Sheet Anchor

Author: Darcy Lever
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402207
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Transportation

First published in 1808, this now-rare volume offers clear definitions and copious illustrations of the principles of rigging, tacking, use of a compass, splicing ropes, making sails, much more.

Sinking of the Titanic

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134567
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Transportation

Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

Hawai i Sports

Author: Dan Cisco
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824821211
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Traces the history of Hawaiian sports and lists local records

Jack London s Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters

Author: Jack London
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826337910
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

"Jack London's Tales of Cannibals and Headhunters" is set in the romantic and dangerous South Seas and illustrated with the original artwork and several maps.

The Curse of the Snark

Author: Jack London
ISBN: 9781444632019
Release Date: 2009-05
Genre: Literary Collections

Originally published in 1913. Contents Include; I. Foreword. II. The Inconceivable and Monstrous. III. Adventure. IV. Finding one's way about. V. The First Landfall. VI. A Royal Sport. VII. The Lepers of Molokai. VIII. The House of the Sun. IX. A Pacific Traverse. X. Typee. XI. The Nature Man. XII. The High Seat of Abundance. XIII. Stone-Fishing of Bora Bora. XIV. The Amateur Navigator. XV. Cruising in the Solomans. XVI. Beche De Mer English. XVII. The Amateur M.D...... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.