Tales Of The Sea

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A col­lec­tion of 15 tales for the arm­chair sea­farer, As­tound­ing Sea Sto­ries trans­ports read­ers back in time with Vic­tor Hugo, Her­man Melville, Charles Dick­ens and Jack Lon­don, among oth­ers. No­table ex­cerpts in­clude The Ru­bi­con, Cast Adrift, A Strug­gle With A Devil-fish and Loss Of The Brig. Read­ers will also find the of­fi­cial re­port of the sink­ing of the Ti­tanic, a first­per­son ac­count of the wreck of the Me­dusa, and a story by an un­known cap­tain writ­ten after a whale sank his ship. The book is il­lus­trated with color art­work from the pe­riod. (Seahorse Press, $15)

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