Stories of the Sea

Stories of the Sea

by Diana Secker Tesdell (Editor)


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Stories of the Sea by Diana Secker Tesdell

A gathering of the best maritime fiction from the last two hundred years: tales of shipwrecks and storms at sea, of creatures from the deep, of voyages that test human limits on the wild and limitless waters.

Classic adventures stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London mix with marvelously imaginative tales by Isak Dinesen, Patricia Highsmith, and J. G. Ballard. Robert Olen Butler explores the memories of a Titanic victim who has become part of the sea that swallowed him; Ray Bradbury’s “The Fog Horn” summons something primeval and lonely from the ocean depths; John Updike’s vacationing lovers retrace the route of Homer’s Odyssey on a cruise ship. From Edgar Allan Poe’s dramatic “A Descent into the Maelstrom” to Ernest Hemingway’s chilling “After the Storm” to Mark Helprin’s heartbreaking “Sail Shining in White,” the stories here are as wide-ranging and entrancing as the sea itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307592651
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 860,442
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of the Everyman's Pocket Classic anthologies Christmas Stories, Love Stories, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse Stories, New York Stories, Bedtime Stories, Stories of Art and Artists, Stories of Fatherhood, Stories of Motherhood, Stories of the Sea, and Stories from the Kitchen, and of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poet Lullabies and Poems for Children.

Table of Contents


Ray Bradbury
The Fog Horn

Rudyard Kipling
A Matter of Fact

Edgar Allan Poe
A Descent into the Maelström

Robert Louis Stevenson
The Merry Men

Ernest Hemingway
After the Storm

The Treasure-Ship


Doris Lessing
Through the Tunnel

John Updike

Kurt Vonnegut
The Cruise of The Jolly Roger

Patricia Highsmith
One for the Islands


Stephen Crane
The Open Boat

Jack London
The House of Mapuhi

Joseph Conrad

Robert Olen Butler
Titanic Victim Speaks through Waterbed


Isak Dinesen
The Young Man with the Carnation

Herman Melville
John Marr

J.G. Ballard
Now Wakes the Sea

Mark Helprin
Sail Shining in White


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