1492 [NOOK Book]

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A strange light was around us, as though the tempest itself made a light. By it I marked the Admiral, upright where he could best command the whole. He had lashed himself there, for the ship tossed excessively. His great figure stood; his white, blowing hair, in that strange light, made for him a nimbus. It was strange, how the light seemed to seize that and his brow and his gray-blue eyes.... He looked what he was, something more than a bold man and a brave sea captain, and there streamed from him comfort. It ...
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Overview

A strange light was around us, as though the tempest itself made a light. By it I marked the Admiral, upright where he could best command the whole. He had lashed himself there, for the ship tossed excessively. His great figure stood; his white, blowing hair, in that strange light, made for him a nimbus. It was strange, how the light seemed to seize that and his brow and his gray-blue eyes.... He looked what he was, something more than a bold man and a brave sea captain, and there streamed from him comfort. It touched his mariners; it came among them like tongues of flame.
-from Chapter XXXI

This 1922 book, published in England under the title Admiral of the Ocean-Sea, is a fictionalized account of Christopher Columbus's famous 1492 voyage, told from the point of view of one of his sailors, Jayme de Marchena, a Spanish Jew whose kabbalistic perspective lends the tale an air of mystery and mysticism.

A classic of historical fiction, it is a stirring adventure of exploration of the wide world and the inner soul.

MARY JOHNSTON (1870-1936) also wrote Lewis Rand, Pioneers of the Old South, and To Have and to Hold.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105642227
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 824 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Johnston (November 21, 1870 – May 9, 1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate.

The daughter of an American Civil War soldier who became a successful lawyer, Mary Johnston was born in the small town of Buchanan, Virginia. A small and frail girl, she was educated at home by family and tutors. She grew up with a love of books and was financially independent enough to devote herself to writing.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Definitely worth the read. A long novel -- you get to really kn

    Definitely worth the read. A long novel -- you get to really know the characters.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    A very entertaining read concerning Columbus and his discovery o

    A very entertaining read concerning Columbus and his discovery of America. I really learned alot.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I found this book an excellent read. It is full of history and a

    I found this book an excellent read. It is full of history and adventure and I would recommend it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Fwashwashwashwa

    Hello.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Asd

    This is a waste of time!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    F Derp

    Derppppyy

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Hi

    Looks dumb just sayin

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Stupid!

    Stupid!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Its probably bout columbus

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    ???

    What is it about??

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Never read it

    Sounds ok

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Hi

    Wierd book

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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