Sailing Alone around the World (Penguin Classics)

By: Slocum, Joshua

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The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas - the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable - and entertaining - travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop "Spray "in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators - Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination.

"Sailing Alone around the World" recounts Slocum's wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum's incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written.

Title: Sailing Alone around the World (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Slocum, Joshua

Categories: Sailing,

Publisher: Penguin Classics:

ISBN Number: 0140437363

ISBN Number 13: 9780140437362

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780140437362

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