The True Adventures that Inspired our Greatest Maritime Authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway Sam ... All the while the sun shone down benevolently on the shimmering sea, the boarded vessel rolling gently in the ...
Author: Sam Jefferson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands prove instrumental in his writing of The Beach of Falesa and The Ebb Tide? How did Masefield survive Cape Horn and a near-nervous breakdown to write Sea Fever? The waters of this world have swirled through storytelling ever since the Celts spun the tale of Beowulf and Homer narrated The Odyssey. This enthralling book takes us on a tour of the most dangerous, exciting and often eccentric escapades of literature's sailing stars, and how these true stories inspired and informed their best-loved works. Arthur Ransome, Erskine Childers, Jack London and many others are featured as we find out how extraordinary fact fed into unforgettable fiction.
I imagine the shimmering seas before me to be filled with shearwaters, puffins and phalaropes, but, instead, the migrants of the coast pulse south while others arrive in this sheltered sea intent on spending the winter.
Author: Caroline Fox
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
An illustrated narrative that interweaves the shifting seasons of the Northwest Coast with the experiences of a conservation biologist surveying thousands of kilometres of open ocean in order to uncover the complex relationships between humans, marine birds and the realities of contemporary biodiversity. At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast combines the natural and human histories of Pacific Northwest marine birds with Caroline Fox's personal story of her life as a conservation scientist. Accompanied by vivid images, drawings and both archival and modern photography, the narrative follows the author as she sails the coast, documenting marine bird diversity and seasonal shifts in community assemblages. This unique story captures the natural splendour and rich variety of marine birds feeding, breeding and undertaking spectacular, often trans-equatorial migrations along the Northwest Coast. Introducing some of the most fascinating yet poorly understood species, including albatrosses, puffins and cranes, this compelling read calls attention to the urgent conservation challenges faced by marine birds and their ecosystems, as well as their historically complex relationship with human society.
A GRAVE we hollowed in the snow - white sands , And buried Love beside the shimmering sea ; Then o'er the spot we bent with claspèd hands , And said farewell , at parting , you and me . I question now : -Was it to each we spake , Or to ...
That shimmering molten sea, the island catching the reflected lights and making its own pictures of them; the distant forests, whose trees lifted fiery branches and leaves of flame; the mist-clouds raining blood and gold, ...
Author: Max Pemberton
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of Max Pemberton" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ The Iron Pirate: A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea_x000D_ Captain Black: A Romance of the Nameless Ship_x000D_ The Sea Wolves_x000D_ The Little Huguenot: A Romance of Fountainebleau_x000D_ A Gentleman's Gentleman_x000D_ The Garden of Swords_x000D_ The House Under the Sea: A Romance_x000D_ The Lady Evelyn: A Story of Today_x000D_ Aladdin of London or, Lodestar_x000D_ The Diamond Ship_x000D_ White Motley_x000D_ Swords Reluctant: War and The Woman_x000D_ The Great White Army_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ Jewel Mysteries I Have Known; From a Dealer's Note Book:_x000D_ The Opal of Carmalovitch_x000D_ The Necklace of Green Diamonds_x000D_ The Comedy of the Jewelled Links_x000D_ Treasure of White Creek_x000D_ The Accursed Gems_x000D_ The Watch and the Scimitar_x000D_ The Seven Emeralds_x000D_ The Pursuit of the Topaz_x000D_ The Ripening Rubies_x000D_ My Lady of the Sapphires_x000D_ The Signors of the Night; The Story of Fra Giovanni:_x000D_ The Risen Dead_x000D_ A Sermon for Clowns_x000D_ A Miracle of Bells_x000D_ The Wolf of Cismon_x000D_ The Daughter of Venice_x000D_ Golden Ashes_x000D_ White Wings to the Raven_x000D_ The Haunted Gondola_x000D_ The Man Who Drove the Car:_x000D_ The Room in Black_x000D_ The Silver Wedding_x000D_ In Account with Dolly St. John_x000D_ The Lady Who Looked On_x000D_ The Basket in the Boundary Road_x000D_ The Countess_x000D_ Tales of the Thames:_x000D_ Marygold_x000D_ A Ragged Intruder_x000D_ Barbara of the Bell House _x000D_ The Carousal: A Story of Thanet_x000D_ Jack Smith—Boy_x000D_ The Donnington Affair_x000D_ The Devil To Pay_x000D_ Other Works:_x000D_ Varsity Tales: Undergraduates I have known (Memoirs)_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
The ocean rolling illimitably to the west and south ; Point Adams seven miles southeast , long , low , and barbed with a sand ... Iona was looking across the shimmering sea , on which the sunbeams rested like fiery hands .
The city sparkled in the sunshine; a breathtaking maze of marble and glass sweeping its way gently downhill to meet the shimmering ocean. The city of Craton, the jewel in the Confederacy crown. Turning his attention from the view, ...
Author: David Mackay
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Perception is everything... Losing his way in Farnwaar Forest, Ranger Taro Brook stumbles upon a startling discovery… Unaware of the imminent threat of hooded riders approaching his settlement, Morusk begins to suspect that things may not be all they seem... In the sparkling city of Craton, Procrastinator Vardoger is about to be presented with his greatest dilemma to date … And in the land of Enntonia, Token ScriptScratcher, the Scribe of Bog-Mire Towers, fears the impending return of a dark menace he had hoped would stay forever banished... Stranded in unfamiliar surroundings, where the concept of time appears to hold no relevance, Taro Brook reluctantly accepts assistance from the Drifter Sanna Vrai; a woman with the ability to navigate between worlds, and Messenger Two Cups; a chattering individual with an insatiable tea addiction. As events unfold, Brook suspects there may be more to the Messenger’s claims than he was first willing to concede. In his efforts to return to normality, Taro Brook finds himself faced with a daunting prospect… Reality may be nothing more than an illusion.
A lighthouse was reared where the shimmering sea Went peacefully wandering on and on ; It towered aloft , when the sea was free From strife , as the breast a babe rests upon . " " And the sea took no heed of the mighty tower That looked ...
On every the surface of the sea just as the sun was setting , and to her mind this was the most beautiful sight of all . ... But she sat calmly on her floating iceberg , and watched the forked blue darts plunge into the shimmering sea .
The moon has just risen , and its broad shaft of yellow light lies like a golden glare across the shimmering sea . Half an hour hence all will be still in the big ship save the busy engine as it drives us helpless dreamers towards the ...
THE moon's wan hand unveils her eyes ,Out on the night looks she ; As in a dream , the shimmering hills Circle the shimmering sea . The curved sand , silver - lined with waves , A black crag shadows o'er ; Beneath , a wild face fronts ...