Captain Marooner. Book Club Edition in dustjacket

By: DAVIDSON, Louis Bennett Eddie DOHERTY McFee, William, introd

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DAVIDSON, Louis Bennett and Eddie DOHERTY. Captain Marooner. With introduction by William McFee. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1952). Book Club Edition . iPp (10),[1]-245,(1). 8vo, dark green boards, gilt lettering to spine. Untrimmed fore-edge. Smith and Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 606. "This is a thunderous sea yarn based upon one of the most violent mutinies in America's maritime history. When the narrator, a Fifteen-year-old Quaker named George Comstock boarded the whaling vessel Globe on December 15, 1822, he wrote in his diary prophetically, "Three years! God help me!" But it was well over three years before he returned to Nantucket to stay, a man now and a witness to mutiny, and terror on the high seas. [...] With his older brother Sam as boat steerer, George Comstockfirst came to know the excitement, the danger and the suspense involved in capturing a whale. But he also discovered the brutal, sadistic nature of Captain Worth, who loved whale oil more than he did men and reveled in flogging his crew for insubordination. . From the day they sighted shipwrecked Joe Thomas - more dead than alive adrift on the burning tropical sea, hard luck beset the Globe. [...] On to Valparaiso, Chile, and the Sandwich Islands they sailed with tension mounting [...]" - from the dj. Very good in worn dustjacket. 12.00

Title: Captain Marooner. Book Club Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: DAVIDSON, Louis Bennett Eddie DOHERTY McFee, William, introd

Categories: 84,

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1952,:

Seller ID: 111256

Keywords: NAUTICAL AMERICAN FICTION WHALING MUTINY,