Spunyarn: Sea Poetry And Prose by John MasefieldSpunyarn: Sea Poetry And Prose by John Masefield

Spunyarn: Sea Poetry And Prose

byJohn MasefieldEditorPhilip W. ErringtonIntroduction byPhilip W. Errington

Paperback | May 31, 2011

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"I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky"

John Masefield was sent to join a training ship at a young age, his aunt hoping the experience would cure him of his addiction to books. Instead, Masefield was to become one of the greatest writers on life at sea. In this collection of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry (including 'Sea-Fever' and 'Cargoes') and autobiography, he writes of the hardship, romance and adventure of seafaring with a sailor's way with language and sense of a good yarn: of life in dock and on the swelling seas, of salt spray, mutiny, great storms, the spirits beneath the waves, and the devil and Davy Jones playing dice for souls.

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JOHN MASEFIELD was born in 1878 and orphaned at an early age. At the age of 15 he embarked on a career at sea with a voyage to Chile, via Cape Horn. Wishing to become a writer he failed to report for a new position on a ship in New York and became a homeless vagrant before finding work in a bar and then a carpet factory. Returning to E...
Title:Spunyarn: Sea Poetry And ProseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.73 × 5 × 0.93 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141191600

ISBN - 13:9780141191607

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