Sailing Alone Around The World

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On April 24, 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum set out on a three-year journey to circumnavigate the world alone by boat. Crossing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in his sloop, the Spray, Slocum visited South Africa, South America, and Australia before returning home as the first man to successfully sail around the world solo. Slocum’s memoir tells of pirate attacks, gale-force winds, strange hallucinations and the ever-present threat of shipwreck. Restless and land-weary, Slocum set sail again in 1909 and was never heard from. He was declared legally dead in 1924.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Top of the Mariners Library since he made the voyage. Kaiser Wilhelm said that he liked the book "because it never displayed any fear" in what must have been-in parts-a harrowing journey.

The book, first published in 1901, would be considered an "old book" if not for the fact that, by any other measure, it is a timeless story. Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 - on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian -born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer.