Stories of the Sea

Stories of the Sea

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A gathering of the best maritime fiction from the last two hundred years: tales of shipwrecks and storms at sea, of creatures from the deep, of voyages that test human limits on the wild and limitless waters. Classic adventures stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London mix with marvelously imaginative tales by Isak Dinesen, Patricia Highsmith, and J. G. Ballard. Robert Olen Butler explores the memories of a "Titanic "victim who has become part of the sea that swallowed him; Ray Bradbury s The Fog Horn summons something primeval and lonely from the ocean depths; John Updike s vacationing lovers retrace the route of Homer s "Odyssey "on a cruise ship. From Edgar Allan Poe s dramatic A Descent into the Maelstrom to Ernest Hemingway s chilling After the Storm to Mark Helprin s heartbreaking Sail Shining in White, the stories here are as wide-ranging and entrancing as the sea itself."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 405 pages
  • 124 x 186 x 26mm | 421.84g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0307592650
  • 9780307592651
  • 303,460

About Diana Secker Tesdell

Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of the Everyman's Pocket Classic anthologies "Christmas Stories, " "Love Stories, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse Stories," "New York Stories," "Bedtime Stories, Stories of Art and Artists, Stories of Fatherhood," "Stories of Motherhood, Stories of the Sea," and "Stories from the Kitchen, "and ofthe Everyman's Library Pocket Poet "Lullabies and Poems for Children.""show more

Table of contents

DANGERS OF THE DEEP Ray Bradbury The Fog Horn Rudyard Kipling A Matter of Fact Edgar Allan Poe A Descent into the Maelström Robert Louis Stevenson The Merry Men Ernest Hemingway After the Storm Saki The Treasure-Ship VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY Doris Lessing Through the Tunnel John Updike Cruise Kurt Vonnegut The Cruise of The Jolly Roger Patricia Highsmith One for the Islands SURVIVAL AT SEA Stephen Crane The Open Boat Jack London The House of Mapuhi Joseph Conrad Youth Robert Olen Butler Titanic Victim Speaks through Waterbed THE CALL OF THE SEA Isak Dinesen The Young Man with the Carnation Herman Melville John Marr J.G. Ballard Now Wakes the Sea Mark Helprin Sail Shining in White Acknowledgementsshow more