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Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World

Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World

Joshua Slocum and Tim Flannery

Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. His classic account of his voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, has been captivating readers for over a hundred years. It remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Slocum writes of dangers and delights in encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish.

In 1877, eighteen years before Slocum weighed anchor on his 74,000-kilometre journey, another enterprising New Bedford sailor, Captain Thomas Crapo, undertook to sail across the Atlantic to England in a boat six metres long—with his wife. Crapo’s little-known narrative of his expedition is also included in this volume. A fascinating companion-piece, it may even have helped inspire Slocum to embark on his great sea voyage.

In the tradition of Tim Flannery’s editions of 1788 by Watkin Tench and Life and Adventures of William Buckley comes the ripping yarn of the first solo round-the-world sailor, one of the most remarkable and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Flannery’s introduction celebrates the careers and achievements of these sea captains and confirms Sailing Alone Around the World as a must-read for sailors and children of all ages.

‘An immortal book…Boys who do not like this book should be drowned at once.‘ Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons

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About the Authors

Joshua Slocum was born in 1844 and, though he never learnt to swim, he spent a life at sea. He met his first wife in Sydney, and for fifteen years she accompanied him on his journeys, along with their children. In 1895, after the death of his Australian wife and a series of events which brought his career into sharp decline, he decided to embark...

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Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers and Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007 Australian of the Year. In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate...

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Extent:
368pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
5 May 2003
ISBN:
9781877008573
AU Price:
$24.00
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‘An immortal book…Boys who do not like this book should be drowned at once.’

‘Remarkable.’

‘Adventures ahoy!’

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