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Ultramarine (Tusk Ivories Series)

Ultramarine (Tusk Ivories Series)

by Malcolm Lowry
     
 

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Ultramarineis the story of Dana Hilliot's first voyage, as mess-boy on the freighterOedipus Tyrannusbound for Bombay and Singapore, and of his struggle to win the approval of his shipmates.
Malcolm Lowry, who would permanently stake his claim to literary immortality with the masterpieceUnder the Volcano, wroteUltramarine, his debut, as an undergraduate at

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Ultramarineis the story of Dana Hilliot's first voyage, as mess-boy on the freighterOedipus Tyrannusbound for Bombay and Singapore, and of his struggle to win the approval of his shipmates.
Malcolm Lowry, who would permanently stake his claim to literary immortality with the masterpieceUnder the Volcano, wroteUltramarine, his debut, as an undergraduate at Cambridge. Displaying the linguistic virtuosity and haunting imagery that became signatures of Lowry's mature style,Ultramarine, a novel he continually rewrote and revised from publication until his death, is one of his central works, and this new edition offers the opportunity for a fuller assessment of his place in the modern canon.Ultramarineis the story of Dana Hilliot's first voyage, as mess-boy on the freighterOedipus Tyrannusbound for Bombay and Singapore: of his struggle to win the approval of his shipmates, trying to match their example in the bars and bordellos of the Chinese ports while at the same time remaining faithful to his first love, Janet, back home in England. Alternating between Dana's own narrative and the ribald humor and colorful language of the seamen's conversation,Ultramarinedepicts a boy's initiation into the company of men.

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Lowry's first novel, dating back to 1962, depicts the temptations offered to first-time sailor Dana Hilliots on his voyage to foreign shores while trying to remain true to his love back home. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585676958
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Tusk Ivories Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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