Sailing Alone Around the World

Sailing Alone Around the World

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The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas-the first person to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.
First published in 1900, Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable--and entertaining--travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six foot wooden sloop "Spray" in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators--Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for courage, skill, and determination. "Sailing Alone Around the World" recounts Slocum's wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with Henry ("Dr. Livingstone, I presume?") Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum's incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written.


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Author(s)
Joshua Slocum
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
135 x 204 x 16.76mm | 322.05g
Publication date
01 Jan 1969
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Large type / large print
Edition Statement
Large type / large print edition
ISBN10
0486203263
ISBN13
9780486203263
Bestsellers rank
24,828