From the Depths

From the Depths : and Other Strange Tales of the Sea

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From atop the choppy waves to the choking darkness of the abyss, the seas are full of mystery and rife with tales of inexplicable events and encounters with the unknown.
In this anthology we see a thrilling spread of narratives; sailors are pitched against a nightmare from the depths, invisible to the naked eye; a German U-boat commander is tormented by an impossible transmission via Morse Code; a ship ensnares itself in the kelp of the Sargasso Sea and dooms a crew of mutineers, seemingly out of revenge for her lost captain...
The supernatural is set alongside the grim affairs of sailors scorned in these salt-soaked tales, recovered from obscurity for the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0712352368
  • 9780712352369
  • 73,303

Table of contents

From the Depths - F. Britten Austin
The Ship of Silence - Albert R. Wetjen
From the Darkness and the Depths - Morgan Robertson
Sargasso - Ward Muir
Held by the Sargasso Sea - Frank H. Shaw
The Floating Forest - Herman Scheffauer
Tracked: A Mystery of the Sea - C. N. Barham
The Mystery of the Water-Logged Ship - William Hope Hodgson
The Murdered Ships - James Francis Dwyer
The Ship that Died - John Gilbert
Devereux's Last Smoke - Izola Forrester
The Black Bell Buoy - Rupert Chesterton
The High Seas - Elinor Mordaunt
The Soul-Saver - Morgan Burke
No Ships Pass - Lady Eleanor Smith
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Review quote

“Well worth a read for anyone interested in weird fiction or in a historical glimpse at the earlier days of speculative fiction.” --Booklist
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About Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. He is series consultant for British Library Science Fiction Classics and his books include Adventures in The Strand, Out of This World, and The Age of Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. His multi-volume history of science fiction magazines is published by Liverpool University Press.
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