Set adrift after a collision with another vessel, ferry passenger Humphrey van Weyden is picked up by the seal-hunting schooner the Ghost. His relief at being rescued slowly turns into concern once he meets her captain, the brutally terrifying Wolf Larsen. The crew of the Ghost live in terror of their fearsome commander, and van Weyden is not made ...
Set adrift after a collision with another vessel, ferry passenger Humphrey van Weyden is picked up by the seal-hunting schooner the Ghost. His relief at being rescued slowly turns into concern once he meets her captain, the brutally terrifying Wolf Larsen. The crew of the Ghost live in terror of their fearsome commander, and van Weyden is not made any safer because Larsen is attracted to his new passenger's comparable intelligence. Van Weyden's time aboard the Ghost turns him from a gentle, domesticated man into an altogether tougher soul as he is caught between Larsen and his crew during the rescue of other castaways, an attempted mutiny, a cataclysmic storm and the appearance of Wolf's equally terrible brother, Death Larsen. Wolf Larsen is one of the greatest characters in early 20th century American fiction. Like Captain Ahab before him, he is a man who has spent too long at sea. We might assume he has become inhuman, but the novel gradually but subtly reveals that it was the nature of life at the mercy of the angry oceans that turned him into the sea wolf. This special edition includes an exclusive Foreword by adventurer Bear Grylls, which takes a fascinating look at the character of Wolf Larsen from the perspective of someone who has also stared nature in its unforgiving face.
Collectible: Like New. Like New! Bound in leather with satin moire end leaves, gilt lettering and decorations, and a satin ribbon page marker; all edges gilt. Very tightly bound and appears unread. (Shelf location: BS4) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
New. B00C0SSD3Q Packaged carefully to protect the corners...1979 Easton Press limited edition full leatherbound, super clean & super tight, handsome red leather with elaborate gold decor all around, raised bands on spine with perpect lettering, no markings of any kind, publisher's unused bookplate sits loosely at front, gilt on all edges of textblock, moire endpapers, a beautiful copy, ships with care in a box.
Good in Missing jacket. Comments: Publisher: New York; London: The Macmillan Company Date of Publication: 1904 Binding: hardcover Edition: 1st Edition, 2nd issue. Condition: Very Good: vii, , 366,  p. (first 2 p. and last 3 p. blank),  leaves of plates: ill.; 20 cm. Subjects: Sealers (Persons)--Fiction. Sealing ships--Fiction. Form/Genre: Sea stories. A good copy in the original title-blocked and pictorial cloth. Slight dust-dulling, with very minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. NO water-staining to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Has been read, owner's signature inside cover "Dollie Lervis Dec. 25th 1904, remains in excellent condition. My guarantee is 100%. Buy before 4pm cst ships the same day. Wrapped in paper, banded by bubble wrap, inside a cushion of packing materials. Insurance for $200.00 and tracking number for FREE.
Qto. VG+/-no DJ. light beige and white tweed HB, with thick black script lettering. front panel shows a solid maroon profile imprinted to HB cover. bright white and unmarked endpapers. filled with approx. 10+ colorful full page drawings and other illustrations included. Printed for the members of THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. hand-numbered by ARTIST and SIGNED by ARTIST on semi-illustrated page of ffep. textblock is in near fine condition, neatly kept with page after page of clear textblock. 354 pp. Rockville.
Near fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Some of the gilt filled embossing on the front and rear boards is deteriorating and missing. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" containing 354 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Fletcher Martin and with an introduction by Edmund Gilligan. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. With the exception of the missing gilt on the front and rear boards, this is a tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
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Aug 10, 2007
An oddly compelling book. I dislike the characters, but am constantly drawn back to them. It takes 'survival of the fittest' to an entirely different level. Mr. London conveys Humphery's suffering, longing, triumphs an tragidies so well, it is hard to believe it isn't real.
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