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The Oxford Book of the Sea

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"The Seafarer", one of the earliest poems in the English language, makes the perfect embarkation point for this voyage through the literature of the sea in all its guises. The practical business of Renaissance exploration gives way to the gentlemanly pursuit of 18th-century sea travel, only for this tranquility to be swept aside by the archetypal storms of the Romantics. The 19th century saw such professional sailors as Melville, Conrad and Masefield use the sea as a striking setting for heroism and adventure, while in more ...

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The Oxford Book of the Sea
2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192801944

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The Oxford Book of the Sea
1993, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192831484

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The Oxford Book of the Sea
1992, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192141972

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