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Spunyarn: Sea Poetry and Prose free pdf John Masefield was sent to join a training ship at a young age, his aunt hoping the experience would cure him of his addiction to books. Instead, Masefield was to become one of the greatest writers on life at sea. In this collection of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry (including "Sea-Fever" and "Cargoes") and autobiography, he writes of the hardship, romance and adventure of seafaring with a sailor's way with language and sense of a good yarn: of life in dock and on the swelling seas, of salt spray, mutiny, great storms, the spirits beneath the waves, and the devil and Davy Jones playing dice for souls.

About John Masefield

JOHN MASEFIELD was born in 1878 and orphaned at an early age. At the age of 15 he embarked on a career at sea with a voyage to Chile, via Cape Horn. Wishing to become a writer he failed to report for a new position on a ship in New York and became a homeless vagrant before finding work in a bar and then a carpet factory. Returning to England in 1897, his first poem was published in 1899. His first volume of poetry, Salt-Water Ballads, was published in 1902 and his last volume, In Glad Thanksgiving, in 1967. Masefield became a best-selling author with an output that included novels, children's books, plays and works of contemporary history. Appointed Poet Laureate in 1930, he was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. He died in 1967. PHILIP W. ERRINGTON is Deputy Director in the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's. After a doctoral thesis on Masefield, he was appointed a visiting research fellow of the University of London in 2000 and honorary research fellow of University College London in 2005. His bibliography John Masefield - The 'Great Auk' of English Literature was published by the British Library in 2004. He has edited numerous volumes of Masefield including Sea-Fever: Selected Poems of John Masefield- Reynard the Fox- John Masefield's Great War- The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.

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Author : John Masefield
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 03 March 2011
ISBN : 0141191600
EAN : 9780141191607
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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