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Sailing Alone Around the World (Paperback)

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    The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas ? the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

    Joshua Slocumís autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable ? ......more

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The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas ? the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocumís autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable ? and entertaining ? travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the worldís great circumnavigators ? Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination.

Sailing Alone around the World recounts Slocumís wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocumís incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written.

Thomas Philbrick is professor emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Author:
Slocum, Joshua
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
273
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
06/01/1999
Copyright Year:
1999
ISBN:
9780140437362
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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