Sailing Alone around the World

Product Number: EB00397203
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101221600
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 1999

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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number C4479
Released: May 22, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436104739
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number DD19878
Released: Mar 23, 2009
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400109357
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number Z06680
Released: Mar 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470363666
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Product Number EB00051244
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470399177
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Product Number EB00689479
Released: Nov 14, 2016
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Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: #9780834825208
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Product Number EB00589720
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443420914
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Product Number EB00589749
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443430876
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Author(s): Joshua Slocum
Genre: Travel
Product Number EB00675195
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781609770662

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