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Tales Of Unrest

Author: Joseph Conrad

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Tales of Unrest is a collection of short stories by Joseph Conrad originally published in 1898. Four of the five stories had been published previously in various magazines. This was the first published collection of any of Conrad's stories.

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The Arrow Of Gold

Author: Joseph Conrad

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The Arrow of Gold is an exploration of the dangerous appetites of men and of human vulnerability, as well as a profound meditation on the emotional boundary between people. Boasting a cast of extraordinary and eccentric personalities, including the heroine Doña Rita, this is a story of adventure on the high seas, of the revelation of love, of the crushing weight of loss, and of freedom found in the recklessness of unadorned sincerity.

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The Auriga Madness

Author: Brian Callison

Publisher: Fontana (1981)

This sea adventure from the author of "A Flock of Ships" and "The Bone Collectors" describes the deterioration on board the motor vessel "Auriga" when a terrible disease attacks the ship.

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The End Of The Tether

Author: Joseph Conrad

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Ranked by critics and literary experts as one of the most important English writers, Joseph Conrad contributed to the Western canon with such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. A master of intricate psychological portraiture, Conrad brings this skill to bear in "The End of the Tether," a story about an elderly man's attempt to come to grips with his own mortality.

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The Inshore Squadron

Author: Alexander Kent

Part of a series: Richard Bolitho

Publisher: Arrow (1979)

In September 1800 Richard Bolitho, a freshly appointed rear-admiral, assumes command of his own squadron - but, as the cruel demands of war spread from Europe to the Baltic, he soon realizes that his experience, gained in the line of battle, has ill-prepared him for the intricate manoeuvring of power politics. Under his flag the Inshore Squadron has to ride out the bitter hardship of blockade duty and the swift, deadly encounters with the enemy. An old hatred steps from the past to pose a personal threat to him, but at the gates of Copenhagen, where his flag flies admidst the fury of battle, Bolitho must put all private hopes and fears behind him.

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The King's Own

Author: Captain Marryat

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William Seymour grows up on shipboard in the Royal Navy, after his father is hanged during the mutiny at the Nore (1797), and later, he is impressed into the crew of a daring smuggler. This amusing and exciting novel blends in the classic true tale of an English captain who deliberately lost his frigate on a lee shore, in order to wreck a French line-of-battle ship.

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The Last Whales

Author: Lloyd Abbey

Publisher: Bantam Books (1991)

A fictional story which brings into focus an environment threatened with extinction, drawing the reader as close as possible to the astonishing and vulnerable Blue Whale. They are the largest creatures ever to have lived and are up to 100 feet in length and nearly 2,000 times the weight of man.

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The Merry Men

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Merry Men is set on the fictional island Eilean Aros, based on the Isle of Erraid. The title derives from the local name given to a group of waves in the story.

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The Mirror Of The Sea

Author: Joseph Conrad

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Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of several autobiographical sketches, remembrances and essays that Conrad originally published in a number of European magazines.

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The Pacha Of Many Tales

Author: Captain Marryat

Publisher: (1835)

A Pacha of olden days, enchanted by the stories of Schezehezerade, becomes emulous of the great Haroun, and determines to procure his own stock of entertainment. By the assistance of a wily barber-vizier he succeeds in the attempt, and listens with greedy credulity to the marvellous histories herein set forth. On one occasion an English sailor is dragged into the august presence, and demands, with all the dogged independence of his race, the reasons for such treatment. "You must tell lies, and you will have gold," replies the vizier. "Tell lies," says Jack Tar, "that is, spin yarns. Well, I can do that." And so he could ...

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