The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present

Bert Bender. Illustrations by Tony Angell

1988 | 286 pages | Cloth $38.95 | Paper $32.50
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Sea, and the Blue Water of It
Note on Texts

Chapter 1. The Voyage in American Sea Fiction after the Pilgrim, the Acushnet, and the Beagle
Chapter 2. Meditation and the Life-Waters
Chapter 3. The Shipwrecked Soul
—"The Encantadas": "Abased" Sea Stories
—Israel Potter
—"Benito Cereno"
Chapter 4. The Jonah Feeling
—John Marr and Other Sailors
—Billy Budd, Sailor
Chapter 5. The Experience of Brotherhood in "The Open Boat"
Chapter 6. Jack London in the Tradition of American Sea Fiction
Chapter 7. From Sail to Steam: Sailor-Writers of the 1860s and 1870s
—Morgan Robertson
—Thornton Jenkins Hains
—James Brendan Connolly
—Arthur Mason
—Felix Riesenberg
—Bill Adams
Chapter 8. From Sail to Steam: Sailor-Writers of the 1880s and 1890s
—William McFee
—Lincoln Ross Colcord
—Richard Matthews Hallet
—Archie Binns
Chapter 9. Hemingway: Coming to the Stream
Chapter 10. Hemingway's Sea Men
—Harry Morgan
—Thomas Hudson and the Sea
Chapter 11. Peter Matthiessen and the Tradition in Modern Time
Chapter 12. Far Tortuga