by Sterling Hayden


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393336283
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/1977
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 323,076
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) is most widely known for his acting (Asphalt Jungle, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and The Godfather). However, throughout his life he punctuated his acting stints with bouts of adventuring, or wandering. He started out as a humble dory fisherman in the Grand Banks, captained a two-masted brig from Boston to Tahiti, and sailed around the world twice, all before he appeared on film. After his first Hollywood period, he enlisted in the marines under a pseudonym, eventually working as an undercover agent for the OSS. He split his later years between a canal boat in Paris and an apartment in Sausalito where he wrote much of his novel, Voyage.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1977 Edition
Book I: Man at Bay
Book II: Outward Bound
Book III: Exile from Oblivion
Book IV: Ironed Wanderer
Book V: Abysmal Voyage
Book VI: Cold Star Blazing

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Wanderer 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
F.Langman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Interesting autobiography of a Hollywood actor who quit stardom and sailed to Tahiti with his four young children against a court ruling that he couldn't take them out of the U.S.A. An account of his life from childhood,working on ships,in W.W.ll and as a Hollywood actor. He finally ended up as a writer and turned out some good books.
ilduce on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I read this while on a ten day sailing trip. Great read, relaxing pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you wnt to continue your hum drum life, do not read this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If the Gertrude Tiebeux and The BlueNose mean anything to you and you want to read a couple of great books of social and political consequence, that tell the story of the soul of a sailer, in the body of an actor. Wanderer an autobiography of Hayden and Yoyage a fictional novel based on his sin. Simon Harware, a tragic hero,of the magnitude of Kurtz. S. H. My God ladd I never thought of that,' he said to my inquiry.