Atlantic Fury. First Edition in dustjacket

By: INNES, Hammond

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available


INNES, Hammond. Atlantic Fury. London : Collins, 1962. First Edition. Pp. (12),13-[318],(2). Map endpapers. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1028. Jacket design by Michael Harvey. " Laerg -- forbidding and mysterious, risng out of the Atlantic like the lastpeaks of a submerged land, its shaggy heights lost in cloud, its massive c liffs resounding to the snowflake swirl of millions of seabirds ... Laerg, an island that is part real, part imaginary, which dwarfs men and ships alike, dominates the whole of this story. After roaming the world for the background of his novels, Hammond Innes now turns to the home of his ancestors -- Scotlandl; for Laerg is one of the Western Isles. Hammond Innes is nevermore in his element than when writing of the sea, storms and disaster. Lae rg provides a perfect setting for the story of two brothers, one an artist and the other a soldier. For both of them the lonely island holds a fatal fascination. It is the artist who tells the story, but it is chiefly the story of his soldier brother who has been posted north to evacuate an Army unit from Laerg. An accumulation of small mishaps, a clash of personalities, the violence of nature itself, contribute to the disaster at sea which all but destroys him. But it is not until the brothers confront each other on Laerg itself that the soldier's tragic secret is finally revealed in one of the most powerful scenes this master storyteller has ever written." - from the dustjacket. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Atlantic Fury. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: INNES, Hammond

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Collins, London, 1962,:

Seller ID: 14734

Keywords: LITERATURE UNITED KINGDOM SCOTLAND FIRST NAUTICAL,