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  • The Oxford Book of the Sea (Oxford University Press, USA) – Hardcover (1992)
    by Jonathan Raban (Editor)

    The Oxford Book of the Sea
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    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA
    1992
    English
    544 pages

    ISBN: 019214197X
    ISBN-13: 9780192141972

    One of the earliest poems in the English language, "The Seafarer", is about the sea. Britain is a maritime culture and it is difficult to think of its history without bringing to mind such figures as Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh, and Nelson. The language itself is suffused with obsolete nautical terms (aloof, taken-aback, above board), and the literature of the sea in both Britain and America is especially rich. In these extracts the sea assumes a variety of guises - from the scourge of small-boat adventurers to Matthew Arnold's ... Show more

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