Jack London writes about his own voyage across the Pacific in the Snark. Knowing little of navigation, he set out from San Francisco to Polynesia and Melanesia with his wife and two crew, in a schooner whose defects included a tendency to leak and a refusal to face up to wind when hove to.Jack London writes about his own voyage across the Pacific in the Snark. Knowing little of navigation, he set out from San Francisco to Polynesia and Melanesia with his wife and two crew, in a schooner whose defects included a tendency to leak and a refusal to face up to wind when hove to.Read Less
Near Fine in Very Good + DJ. Near fine in very good + price clipped jacket that shows some edgewear particularly at spine ends including a tiny open chip at corner of tail and cover. 340 pages illustrated. Remains an attractive copy of this reprint of the true life tale of adventure from the master storyteller.
Good. 1960. Later Edition. Hardcover. Hardback, in good condition. With dustjacket in protective mylar wraps. Former school copy with stamps and markings....Former Library book...We ship daily from our warehouse. Over 350, 000 customers served online! Our feedback reflects our service....'Quick delivery and book was exactly as described', 'Great service-thank you! '
Jack London was my first favorite adult author when I was growing up, so when my Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Book Club suggested his cruising adventure I gladly agreed.
I'd forotten how good his descriptions were, and enjoyed his dry wit as he faced trying, dangerous situations. What began as a round the world adventure ended up as an unhealthy ordeal in the South Pacific. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read, and discuss this sailing adventure. It is a classic on par with Slocum's "Sailing Alone Around the World".
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