Alone Through the Roaring Forties (Sailor's Classics Series)

Alone Through the Roaring Forties (Sailor's Classics Series)

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Alone Through the Roaring Forties (Sailor's Classics Series) by Vito Dumas

The Sailor's Classics library introduces a new generation of readers to the best books ever written about small boats under sail

Below the Cape of Good Hope and south of Australia lie the feared latitudes of the "Roaring Forties," where nonstop westerly gales push huge seas, unimpeded, around and around the bottom of the world. It was into this watery hell that, in 1942, Vito Dumas set sail in a 31-foot ketch.

Vito Dumas was born in Argentina in 1900. His several ocean voyages began in 1931 with a 74-day solo trip from France to Argentina. Subsequent to his around-the-world voyage, he circumnavigated the Atlantic in 1945 - 46 and sailed from Buenos Aires to New York in 1955 in a tiny, 2 1/2-ton boat. He was awarded the Slocum Prize, the most coveted award for ocean voyagers, in 1957.

Jonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of The Oxford Book of the Sea, and author of ten critically acclaimed books, including Passage to Juneau. He is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award for Literature, and received the New York Times Editors' Choice for Book of the Year for Old Glory and Bad Land. He has been called (by The Guardian) "the finest writer afloat since Conrad."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071414302
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Sailor's Classics Series
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Vito Dumas was born in Argentina in 1900. His several ocean voyages began in 1931 with a 74-day solo trip from France to Argentina. Subsequent to his around-the-world voyage, he circumnavigated the Atlantic in 1945 - 46 and sailed from Buenos Aires to New York in 1955 in a tiny, 2 1/2-ton boat. He was awarded the Slocum Prize, the most coveted award for ocean voyagers, in 1957.

Jonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of The Oxford Book of the Sea, and author of ten critically acclaimed books, including Passage to Juneau. He is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award for Literature, and received the New York Times Editors' Choice for Book of the Year for Old Glory and Bad Land. He has been called (by The Guardian) "the finest writer afloat since Conrad."

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jonathan Raban

Translator's Foreword

Introduction

One. The Search for a Mate

Two. My Faith in Lehg II

Three. Good Luck

Four. The 27th of June

Five. The Great Day

Six. The Arm and the Sea

Seven. Prevailing Storms

Eight. Human Voices at Last

Nine. Start Again

Ten. . . . And Carry On

Eleven. Buenas Tardes, Senor

Twelve. Washing Up

Thirteen. The Worst of All

Fourteen. Legends of the Sea

Fifteen. My Friend the Pigeon

Sixteen. Slow Death

Seventeen. "Upon a Painted Ocean"

Eighteen. The Visitor Arrives

Nineteen. No Can Chew

Twenty. City of the Winds

Twenty-One. The Dash for America

Twenty-Two. Whose Little Slipper?

Twenty-Three. The Last Slice

Twenty-Four. A Secret Is Revealed

Twenty-Five. Dead Man's Road

Twenty-Six. In Search of the Atlantic

Twenty-Seven. Done It!

Twenty-Eight. Four Minutes Slow

Twenty-Nine. Recessional

Thirty. A Letter

Thirty-One. The Resuce

Thirty-Two. The Yacht for the Job

Thirty-Three. We're Here

Appendix I. Principal Passages of Vito Dumas

Appendix II. Commentary on the Conception and Design of Lehg II by Manuel M. Campos, Naval Architect

Appendix III. Opinion of Vito Dumas on Lehg II

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