Stories of the Sea (Everyman's Library)

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A gathering of the best maritime fiction from the last two hundred years: tales of shipwrecks and storms at sea, of creatures from the deep, of voyages that test human limits on the wild and limitless waters.

 

Classic adventures stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London mix with marvelously imaginative tales by Isak Dinesen, Patricia Highsmith, and J. G. Ballard. Robert Olen Butler explores the memories of a Titanic victim who has become part of the sea that swallowed him; Ray Bradbury's "The Fog Horn" summons something primeval and lonely from the ocean depths; John Updike's vacationing lovers retrace the route of Homer's Odyssey on a cruise ship. From Edgar Allan Poe's dramatic "A Descent into the Maelstrom" to Ernest Hemingway's chilling "After the Storm" to Mark Helprin's heartbreaking "Sail Shining in White," the stories here are as wide-ranging and entrancing as the sea itself.


Table of Contents:

DANGERS OF THE DEEP

 

Ray Bradbury
The Fog Horn

 

Rudyard Kipling
A Matter of Fact

 

Edgar Allan Poe
A Descent into the Maelström

 

Robert Louis Stevenson
The Merry Men

 

Ernest Hemingway
After the Storm

 

Saki
The Treasure-Ship

 

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

 

Doris Lessing
Through the Tunnel

 

John Updike
Cruise

 

Kurt Vonnegut
The Cruise of The Jolly Roger

 

Patricia Highsmith
One for the Islands

 

SURVIVAL AT SEA

 

Stephen Crane
The Open Boat

 

Jack London
The House of Mapuhi

 

Joseph Conrad
Youth

 

Robert Olen Butler
Titanic Victim Speaks through Waterbed

 

THE CALL OF THE SEA

 

Isak Dinesen
The Young Man with the Carnation

 

Herman Melville
John Marr

 

J.G. Ballard
Now Wakes the Sea

 

Mark Helprin
Sail Shining in White

 

Acknowledgements
Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of the Everyman's Pocket Classic anthologies Christmas Stories, Love Stories, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse StoriesNew York StoriesBedtime Stories, Stories of Art and Artists, Stories of FatherhoodStories of Motherhood, Stories of the Sea, and Stories from the Kitchen, and of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poet Lullabies and Poems for Children.
1.17" H x 7.46" L x 4.6" W
405 pages
hardcover