Annie's Captain. Second Printing in dustjacket

By: HULME, Kathryn

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HULME, Kathryn. Annie's Captain. London : Frederick Muller Limited, (September 1961). Second Impression. Pp (10),ix-xv,(1),1-299,(3). 8vo, light blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1153 : "The late 19th century introduction of steam to merchantmen forms this story's background." "When Annie Bolies' mother points out to Captain Cavarly that her daughter is "simply not made for the sea and the loneliness of a sea captain's wife," she no doubt speaks sincerely. The lifeof a sailor's wife has never been an enviable one and Annie, petite daught er of a wealthy South Seas merchant and educated for music and the "graceful activitities of an ordered society," hardly seems to suit the role. Her opportunity to prove herself comes sooner than she expects—a weeK after her wedding to Captain Cavarly they are separated for fifteen months. Until he meets Annie, the sea has been John Cavarly's first and only love. He runs away from his respectable Connecticut home while a boy and ten years later we see him as skipper of the clipper Anglo-Saxon. He is hard-disciplined anddedicated to his ship, but Annie, travelling aboard with her family, prove s too much for him and, despite her mother's protests, they are married on the quarter-deck when the clipper docks at San Francisco. Apart from their early separation, there are many other opportunities for Annie to show her stoicism and the life she and her Captain lead is told with the compelling power that made The Nun's Story a world best-seller. In addition to the fascinating story of the Captain's love and his clipper shsips, which includeshis change-over from sail to steam after his favourite ship is sunk by the Confederates, you will read of the delights of the skipper's elegant quart ers, of the cake baked for him by his chef at the end of every voyage, bearing the birth dates of his family in pink sugar and catch glimpses of QueenVictoria's London and booming San Francisco, raw, brash, boasting and aliv e with sheer vitality." (from the dj). Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

Title: Annie's Captain. Second Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: HULME, Kathryn

Categories: 82,

Publisher: Frederick Muller Limited, London, 1961,:

Seller ID: 109468

Keywords: NAUTICAL FICTION LITERATURE WOMEN,