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    Sailing Alone Around the World (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Joshua Slocum, Edited by Thomas Philbrick, Introduction by Thomas Philbrick, Illustrated by George Varian, Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty

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    DescriptionFirst published in 1900, 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. Slocum set off alone from Boston in April 1895 and went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum outdid them all. His three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history of courage, skill, and determination.

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    Sailing Alone Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Slocum, Edited by Thomas Philbrick, Introduction by Thomas Philbrick, Illustrated by George Varian, Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140437362
    ISBN 10: 0140437363

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    DC21: 910.45
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    DC22: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, SCI030000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23600
    DC22: 910.4/5
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC classification: G440.S63 S56 1999, G440.S63 S
    Thema V1.0: WTLC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    b&w illustrations
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    28 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joshua Slocum was born in 1844. After his famous trip he became friends with Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1909 he sailed south from Martha's Vineyard and disappeared at sea. He was declared officially dead in 1924. Thomas Philbrick introduced the Penguin Classics edition of Richard Henry Dana's TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST.
    Review text
    For 20 years tough, resourceful, sailing skipper Slocum navigated the oceans of the world, owned ships, built ships, survived mutiny and shipwrecks, until a last ill-fated voyage on which his crew were decimated by smallpox and his ship, with all his wealth, was lost on a South American sand bar. Back home, with no ship and little money a friend, perhaps as a joke, offered Slocum a ship. He found her in a field, half rotten, with gaps in her decks and grass growing through the hull. On her transom, in peeling paint, could just be read the name Spray. It is the story of this ship, how he rebuilt her and in 1895 became the first man to voyage singlehanded around the world that is told in this book. The final sentence: 'The days passed happily with me wherever my ship sailed' epitomizes the genial good humour with which the many adventures on land and sea are recounted. This is the special quality that brings readers back to enjoy Slocum's book again and again. (Kirkus UK)