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Sailing alone around the world, and Voyage of the Liberdade (1948)

by Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World:

Buy it. A Charmingly narrated tale of the first solo round the world sailing trip. A Unique Book.

Voyage of the Liberdade:

A Lesser work, but a pleasant way to pass time, nicely bundled here with with 'Sailing Alone...' The tone feels similar, Slocum was never happy with this his earlier work, and rewrote it several times.

My Collier edition also has excellent introductions and other material which are a further bonus ( )
1 vote cosmicdolphin | Apr 10, 2010 |
The author's account of the world's first solo circumnavigation of the world's oceans, aboard his rickety 37-foot sloop, Spray. ( )
  plaugher | Dec 4, 2005 |
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Fogarty, ThomasIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To the one who said: "The Spray will come back".

Sailing alone around the world.
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Sailing alone around the world is one of the immortal books.

Introduction, by Arthur Ransome.
In the fair land of Nova Scotia, a maritime province, there is a ridge called North Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the fertile Annapolis valley on the other.

Sailing alone around the world.
To get underweigh: It was on the 28th of February, 1886, that the bark Aquidneck, laden with case-oil, sailed from New York to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, the strip of land bounding the River Plate on the east, and called by the natives "Banda Oriental."

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Please do not combine this omnibus with the individual work Sailing Alone Around the World (1900), which does not contain Voyage of the Liberdade (1894).
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0020985800, Mass Market Paperback)

Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.

Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone.

Slocum's account of his epic voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement.

'It is a timeless work that can be read again and again, and a story that totally absorbs the reader with it's enormity and honest endeavour' RNSA Journal

'Slocum's prose is a model of its kind: honest, vivid, salty, and at times, lyrical' Traditional Boats and Tall Ships

'One of the all-time classic sailing narratives' Classic Boat

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