A Story of the Sea 1878 by Anonymous - Antique Children/YA Seafaring Adventure Story


Title: A Story of the Sea

Author: [anon.]

Description: Copyright date 1878. Original blue cloth boards with ornate black stamping and a color-illustrated paste-on (portrait of a noblewoman). 1881 gift inscription on ffep. Residue of Victorian-era children's stickers on front pastedown and ffep. Pages show a few small spots of minor soiling. 11 illustrated plates (including frontispiece). 92 pp. 6 x 4 inches.

A tale of seafaring adventure. Harold, a boy of sixteen, boards a ship in New York to sail for Liverpool where he'll meet his family. After some rough weather the ship becomes embroiled in mutiny. Harold, Captain Wales, and couple other men are set adrift in a quarter boat to fend for themselves. After drifting for several days, and beginning to despair of their prospects for survival, they are picked up by a whaler headed to the Arctic. Eventually, they make port in Reykjavik and board another ship to continue on their way to England, arriving in London on Christmas Eve.

Binding: Hardcover
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1878

Keywords: seafaring, sea stories, mutiny, Reykjavik, Atlantic Ocean, 1870s, young adult, young reader, sea adventure, adventure,

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