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The Cruise of the Snark

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Published by Waking Lion Press .
Written in English


  • Fiction / Adventure,
  • Jack London

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9900678M
ISBN 101600961312
ISBN 109781600961311

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In April Jack London set out to sail around the world in the foot ship The Snark, accompanied by his wife and a small crew. Although suffering from seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote prolifically, including a series of entertaining sketches of the voyage itself. These were later collected as The Cruise of the Snark, a remarkable record of adventure and love among the 2/5(3).   These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal London's indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll /5(25). The book features a color frontispiece and black & white photographs throughout. Gilt top edge. THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK In Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf, decided to set out on a grand adventure of his own: a seven year, round-the world cruise aboard the Snark, a foot ketch custom built for the voyage. Cruise of the Snark (National Geographic Adventure Classics) by Jack London and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

The Cruise Of The Snark () About book: On Ap , Jack London sailed out of San Francisco Bay to Hawaii, accompanied by his wife and a small crew, aboard the ship he built, the Snark. The details of that journey, which would take London and crew throughout the South Pacific and ultimately to Australia, are recounted in The Cruise Of The their journey, they encountered an. The Snark had two masts and was 43 feet long at the waterline, and on it London claims to have spent thirty thousand dollars. The snark was primarily a sailboat, however, it also had an auxiliary horsepower engine. It was further equipped with one lifeboat. In , Author Jack London began to build a foot yacht on which he planned a round-the-world voyage, to last seven years. After /5(2). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cruise of The Snark by Jack London (english) Paperback Book at the best online prices at eBay! - Cruise of the Snark by Jack London (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping! $ Free shipping. item 4 The Cruise of the Snark by London, Jack New Fast Free Shipping. Related in the compelling voice of a master storyteller, The Cruise of the Snark promises a memorable reading experience for armchair sailors, old salts, and any lover of nautical adventure. Reprint of the Macmillan Company, New York, edition.

  The Cruise of the SnarkIntroduction: The Romance of Yachting; or, The Private History of a Voyage That Failed. Suggestions for Further Reading. A Note on the Texts. The Cruise Of The Snark. Notes. Appendices. From Martin Johnson: Through the South Seas with Jack London. From Charmian Kittredge London: The Log of the SnarkBrand: Narrative Press, The.   The Cruise of the Snark Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography Subject: Voyages and travels Subject: Oceania -- Description and travel Subject: Ocean travel Subject: London, Jack, -- Travel -- Oceania SubjectCited by: Read Chapter I of The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London. The text begins: It began in the swimming pool at Glen Ellen. Between swims it was our wont to come out and lie in the sand and let our skins breathe the warm air and soak in the sunshine. Roscoe was a yachtsman. I had followed the sea a bit. It was inevitable that we should talk about boats. The Cruise of the Snark () is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London’s voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of “surf-riding”, which he dubbed a “royal sport”, helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes.