The Cruise of the Snark

The Cruise of the Snark

by Jack London
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The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London

In 1906 Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf, decided to set out on a grand adventure of his own: a seven year, round-the world cruise aboard the Snark, a 43-foot ketch custom built for the voyage. This book tells the story of the building of the Snark and of the voyage itself, undertaken with his wife Charmian and a small crew. Though the Snark had a tendency to leak and London struggled with the mysteries of navigation, the crew gamely set sail for the South Seas. In Hawaii London tried surfing and became one of the first Americans to write about the "royal" sport. As they sailed from the Marquesas to the Solomons to Bora Bora the crew of the Snark encountered adventure, beauty, and the welcoming spirit of the islanders -- as well as the occasional eccentric like the "Nature Man," who lived a vagabond life in paradise. Though the trip was cut short by London's sudden illness, The Cruise of the Snark is an engaging adventure tale by a master of the genre. Originally published in 1911 this sweet, delightful book is armchair travel at its best.

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BN ID: 2940024050408
Publisher: The Macmillan company
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer best known for the classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang. He was one of the first authors to garner global fame and wealth from his fiction alone, which also included short stories, such as “To Build a Fire” and “The Heathen.”

Anthony Brandt attended Princeton and Columbia before becoming a freelance writer for Esquire, American Heritage, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, GQ, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and many other magazines. He was the essays editor of the Pushcart Prize for 18 years and has served as a nonfiction judge for the National Book Awards. Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series for National Geographic Books, including the first edition of The Journals of Lewis and Clark.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this scan is very poor. Pagination and printing is off. It may be a good book, but the edition fails as an ebook. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿
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