Oxford Book of the Sea

ISBN-10: 0192801945

ISBN-13: 9780192801944

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jonathan Raban, Jonathan Raban

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The sea has served as a source of inspiration for writers throughout the ages. Now, in The Oxford Book of the Sea, bestselling author Jonathan Raban has compiled a remarkable anthology of our changing visions of the sea, a rich treasury of writings as varied and enthralling as the ocean itself. Arranged chronologically, and spanning everything from Anglo-Saxon poetry to modern oceanography, these excerpts capture the work of poets, novelists, scientists, and explorers. We read pieces from Samuel Eliot Morison, James Boswell, Charles Dickens, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, and John Barth, among many others. And for those who love great writing, Raban not only includes passages from the great sea classics--such as Moby Dick, and The Old Man and the Sea--but also lesser known gems by such writers as Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, E.B. White, and Emily Dickinson. For everyone interested in the sea, and those drawn to fine writing, The Oxford Book of the Sea is a bountiful, alluring, and essential collection.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Note on the selection
from 'The Seafarer'
Parallel translation by Kevin Crossley-Holland
from The Faerie Queene
Edward Hay's account of Sir Humphrey Gilbert's voyage to Newfoundland from Principall Navigations, Voiages, and Discoveries of the English Nation
from Psalm 107
from Homer's Odysseys
from Hakluytus Posthumus, or Purchas His Pilgrimes
'The Storme'
'The Calme'
from 'Lycidas'
from The Book of Common Prayer
from Annus Mirabilis
'The Sea-goddess'
'The Tempest'
from The Spectator
from Robinson Crusoe
from A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain
from Journal of a Voyage
from The Seasons
from A Voyage Around the World
from A Voyage to Lisbon
'Ode on a Storm'
from The Shipwreck
from An Universal Dictionary of the Marine
from Travels through France and Italy
from The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
from Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
from The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
from Biographia Literaria
'The Castaway'
'Foam's Frail Power'
from 'Lines Written among the Eugenian Hills'
from letter to Thomas Love Peacock
from Alastor
from letter to Captain Daniel Roberts
from letter to John Gisborne
from Sanditon
Verse letter to Francis Hodgson
Letter to his mother
from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
from Don Juan
'The Sea'
from 'The Old Margate Hoy'
from The Pilot
from The Voyage of the Beagle
The Beaufort Scale (c.1830)
from Two Years Before the Mast
from American Notes
from David Copperfield
from Life in Mexico
'A Descent into the Maelstrom'
from Journal
from Moby Dick
'Far Off-Shore'
from Villette
from Song of Myself
'In Cabin'd Ships at Sea'
'Patroling Barnegat'
'After the Sea-Ship'
'Exultation is the going'
from The West Indies and the Spanish Main
'The Voyage'
'The Sailor Boy'
'Crossing the Bar'
from 'The Representation of Water'
from Cape Cod
from English Traits
'The Return'
'Dover Beach'
from The Voyage Alone in the Yawl 'Rob Roy'
from Journal
from 'The English Admirals'
'The Sea and the Hills'
from 'A Matter of Fact'
from The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'
from Heart of Darkness
from Youth
from The Mirror of the Sea
from 'The Open Boat'
from Idylls of the Sea
from Sailing Alone Around the World
'Cardigan Bay'
'Sea Superstition'
from The Riddle of the Sands
from Father and Son
from 'The Seafarer'
from The Sea and the Jungle
'Sea Lullaby'
from The Worst Journey in the World
from Jacob's Room
from Ulysses
from The Cruise of the 'Nona'
from The Arcturus Adventure
from Across Three Oceans
from The Outermost House
from N by E
from Way for a Sailor!
'A Grave'
from North-West by North
'Neither Out Far Nor In Deep'
from In Hazard
from 'The Dry Salvages'
from Shackleton's Boat Journey
'The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket'
from Logbook for Grace
from The Enchafed Flood
from The Sea Around Us
from The Old Man and the Sea
'Night Patrol'
from 'The Circulation of the Oceans'
from Pincher Martin
'The Atlantic'
'On Water'
'Sea Calm'
from Once is Enough
'Midnight, Lochinver'
from The Crest of the Wave: Adventures in Oceanography
from Waves and Beaches: The Dynamics of the Ocean Surface
from Spring Tides
from Mostly Mischief
'Freak Waves', an appendix to J. Adlard Coles: Heavy Weather Sailing
'From the Wave'
from We, the Navigators
'To the Sea'
from Shipwreck
'The Sea and the Wind that Blows'
'North Sea off Carnoustie'
'The Sea is History'
from Sabbatical
'The Waves'
'Sea Knell'
'Bath after Sailing'
from Rabbit at Rest
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