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Maritime fiction : sailors and the sea in British and American novels, 1719-1917
Peck, John, 1947-
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Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave, [2001]

Physical Description:
ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Sea stories. From Homer to Hakluyt ; Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton ; Tobias Smollett's Roderick Random ; Britain's sea story -- Jane Austen's sailors. Mr. Midshipman Price ; The sailor as hero ; The navy in Mansfield Park ; Persuasion -- Captain Marryat's nave. William IV, the sailor king ; Frank Mildmay ; Mr. Midshipman easy ; Marryat and his contemporaries -- Dickens and the sea. Dickens's nautical background ; Dombey and son ; David Copperfield ; Dickens and Sir John Franklin -- American sea fiction: Cooper, Poe, Dana. James Fenimore Cooper's The pilot and The red rover -- James Finemore Cooper's Afloat and ashore -- Edgar Allan Poe's The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym ; Richard Henry Dana's Two years before the mast -- Herman Melville. Melville's sea stories ; Type and White-jacket ; Moby-Dick ; Billy Budd -- Mid-Victorian maritime fiction. From the Crimean war, 1854-6, to the bombardment of Alexandria, 1882 ; Elizabeth Gaskell's Sylvia's lovers -- The gentleman as sailor: Trollope, Collins, Eliot ; The sailor as gentleman: William Clark Russell -- Adventures at sea. Adventure stories ; Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ; Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous ; Jack London's The sea-wolf -- Joseph Conrad. The nigger of the 'Narcissus' ; Lord Jim and Heart of darkness ; 'Falk', 'Typhoon' and 'The secret sharer' ; Chance, victory, the shadow line.
Reading Level:
1350 Lexile.
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