Published in 1899, this book of reminiscences and sketches of life at sea was written, according to the author in his preface, "to reproduce for shore-dwellers . . . a few out of the innumerable multitude of ways in which the sea has spoken to me during my long acquaintance with it."
About the Author
Frank Thomas Bullen (1857-1915) was a British writer and lecturer whose stirring stories of high-sea adventure were based on his own youthful experiences as a crew member and mate aboard a succession of merchant ships. Among his best-known novels are The Cruise of the Cachalot (1897), Idylls of the Sea (1899), and The Call of the Deep (1907).