"Wreck of the Grosvenor" (used book)
Wreck of the Grosvenor
by W. Clark Russell
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust Jacket included. Fair condition. Damage to the dust jacket.
-- From the dust jacket
Among the tales of the sea which have lived is W. Clark Russell’s famous story, The Wreck of the Grosvenor. The adventures of the young second mate who stood as a buffer between the brutal officers of the “Grosvenor” and a mutinous crew; his ordeal when for days and nights his life hung by a thread; the romance that is woven into the narrative; all these have kept alive a story that deserves to live. It is a tale of the sea and sailormen by one who knew them both and could write about them as few have done. It is a virile story with the tang of ocean breezes blowing through it; a narrative of adventures that keep the reader’s interest unabated. Illustrated by Mead Schaeffer, the young artist who made his reputation as the illustrator of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, this new edition of The Wreck of the Grosvenor is worthy of the attention of those who would enjoy one of the best stories of the sea in the English tongue