skip to content
Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Author: Mark Twain; Eric Roorda
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, [2018]
Series: Seafaring America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) repeatedly traversed the ocean and was fascinated by seafaring. This book compiles selections ranging from his first voyage in 1866--San Francisco to Hawaii--to his circumnavigation of the world by steamship 1897. Despite his background as a "brown water" mariner, Twain was out of his element on the ocean. His writings about being at sea (as well as feeling at sea) reflect both a growing  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Twain at sea.
Hanover : University Press of New England, 2018
(DLC) 2017050297
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Eric Roorda
ISBN: 9781512602722 1512602728 9781512601510 1512601519
OCLC Number: 1007505808
Description: xiv, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the salty Samuel C --
Life on brown water --
Hawaiian passages --
Pacific perils : the wreck of the clipper ship Hornet --
From Hawaii to New York --
The innocents afloat --
Back to California, and back --
Voyages to Europe on passenger liners --
Escapes and excursions --
About all kinds of ships --
Equatorial circumnavigation --
Mark Twain's iconic sea captain --
Last voyages of a half-century at sea --
Afterword : the dark wilderness of the sea--and of life.
Series Title: Seafaring America.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Paul Roorda.

Abstract:

An anthology of Mark Twain's shipboard stories  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Roorda balances these colorful tales with real insights and compassion for the financial woes and family tragedies that kept Twain writing and traveling right up until the last few months before his Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1007505808> # Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1007505808" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nhu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/18_06_anglo_american_literature> ; # 18.06 Anglo-American literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/ocean> ; # Ocean
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/authors_american_19th_century> ; # Authors, American--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Person/twain_mark_1835_1910> ; # Mark Twain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/seafaring_life_in_literature> ; # Seafaring life in literature
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/818.409/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/travel> ; # Travel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/sea_in_literature> ; # Sea in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/authors_american> ; # Authors, American
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Person/twain_mark_1835_1910> ; # Mark Twain
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Introduction : the salty Samuel C -- Life on brown water -- Hawaiian passages -- Pacific perils : the wreck of the clipper ship Hornet -- From Hawaii to New York -- The innocents afloat -- Back to California, and back -- Voyages to Europe on passenger liners -- Escapes and excursions -- About all kinds of ships -- Equatorial circumnavigation -- Mark Twain's iconic sea captain -- Last voyages of a half-century at sea -- Afterword : the dark wilderness of the sea--and of life."@en ;
    schema:description "Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) repeatedly traversed the ocean and was fascinated by seafaring. This book compiles selections ranging from his first voyage in 1866--San Francisco to Hawaii--to his circumnavigation of the world by steamship 1897. Despite his background as a "brown water" mariner, Twain was out of his element on the ocean. His writings about being at sea (as well as feeling at sea) reflect both a growing familiarity with voyaging and an enduring sense of amazement. Twain's shipboard observations capture his interest and amusement in the "blue water" mariners he encountered, with their salty subculture and individual quirks. This volume includes his sea-related essays and excerpts from Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, and other sources."@en ;
    schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Person/roorda_eric> ; # Eric Roorda
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4558020056> ; # Works.
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Series/seafaring_america> ; # Seafaring America.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#CreativeWork/twain_at_sea> ;
    schema:name "Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens"@en ;
    schema:productID "1007505808" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781512601510> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781512602722> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8B2774> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1007505808> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Person/roorda_eric> # Eric Roorda
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Roorda" ;
    schema:givenName "Eric" ;
    schema:name "Eric Roorda" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Person/twain_mark_1835_1910> # Mark Twain
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1835" ;
    schema:deathDate "1910" ;
    schema:deathDate "1910," ;
    schema:familyName "Twain" ;
    schema:givenName "Mark" ;
    schema:name "Mark Twain" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Series/seafaring_america> # Seafaring America.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1007505808> ; # Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
    schema:name "Seafaring America." ;
    schema:name "Seafaring America" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/18_06_anglo_american_literature> # 18.06 Anglo-American literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "18.06 Anglo-American literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/authors_american> # Authors, American
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Authors, American"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/authors_american_19th_century> # Authors, American--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Authors, American--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/sea_in_literature> # Sea in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sea in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#Topic/seafaring_life_in_literature> # Seafaring life in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Seafaring life in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4558020056#CreativeWork/twain_at_sea>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Twain at sea." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1007505808> ; # Twain at sea : the maritime writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4558020056> # Works.
    schema:name "Works." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781512601510>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1512601519" ;
    schema:isbn "9781512601510" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781512602722>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1512602728" ;
    schema:isbn "9781512602722" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.