Sea Fever

  • by Sam Jefferson
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands prove instrumental in his writing of The Beach of Falesa and The Ebb Tide? How did Masefield survive Cape Horn and a near-nervous breakdown to write Sea Fever? The waters of this world have swirled through storytelling ever since the Celts spun the tale of Beowulf and Homer narrated The Odyssey.
This enthralling audiobook takes us on a tour of the most dangerous, exciting, and often eccentric escapades of literature's sailing stars and how these true stories inspired and informed their best-loved works. Arthur Ransome, Erskine Childers, Jack London, and many others are featured as we find out how extraordinary fact fed into unforgettable fiction.

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Great overview of real life events behind the book

Great overview of the real life events that inspired some of the greatest sea stories of all time. This book has motivated me to go back and re-read some of the various authors novels with a greater insight on how closely they are based actual events and experiences. Plus it has introduced to many works I'd never heard of.
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury