The Tides of Barnegat
Out of print for more than half a century, the text and original illustrations are carefully reproduced here in a reprint of this classic 1906 ... Show synopsis Out of print for more than half a century, the text and original illustrations are carefully reproduced here in a reprint of this classic 1906 seashore novel. In a Victorian style capturing the gentle ebbing and the fierce moods of the ocean -- and the moods and personalities of the people living along its shores -- F. Hopkinson Smith's novel is a rich portrait of its time along the coast. It "makes you yearn for the time when things such as honor and duty and responsibility and commitment were actually taken seriously, " said one reviewer. A new introduction by historian John Bailey Lloyd explains some of the peculiarities of the novel. It keys the reader in to what is below the surface of all the strident virtue -- strength commingled with human weakness -- and provides a fascinating look at the author, a remarkable man who was a marine engineer, builder of lighthouses, writer, and fine artist. The hardcover edition carefully recreates the original book's distinctive gold and white dye stamping on a deep teal cover. The softcover features an original oil painting by Shore artist Marilyn Ganss. Both editions are complete reprints, featuring the 12 original illustrations by George Wright.