Running Proud

by Nicholas Monsarrat | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0688033970 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 7/9/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Saturday, July 9, 2022
The Master Mariner is Nicholas Monsarrat's final masterpiece, an epic tale of the sea and seafaring from the sixteenth century to near the end of the twentieth. Told from the point of view of Mathew Lawe, a young Devon sailor who is cursed after a spectacular act of cowardice to wander 'the wild waters till all the seas run dry', it is historical fiction but beset by real events. Monsarrat follows the great captains and naval adventurers from the Artic to the South Pacific. Lawe represents the spirit of maritime exploration and fortitude; his life is the thread stringing together a long history of nautical adventure. He finds himself mixed up with Drake and the Armada; sailing with Hudson in search of the North-West passage; a buccaneer under Sir Henry Morgan in the Caribbean; assisting Samuel Pepys with his responsibilities as Secretary to the Navy; at the side of Captain Cook as he transports General Wolf to the storming of Quebec, and then on to his death in the Pacific; serving in Nelson's household and then to the Nile, Naples and Trafalgar; working on a slaver from Liverpool to the Caribbean; press-ganged aboard the Shannon just before her duel with the American Chesapeake, exploring the Artic with Sir John Franklin; fighting in both world wars, including the action at Zebrugge and 'D' Day; before a final test with a tanker catching fire after the opening of the St.Lawrence Seaway - and much more besides! Under sail and steam, as Mathew's eternal existence progresses, the action-packed novel is both highly entertaining and instructive and has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. This is Book I of The Master Mariner.

Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, July 31, 2022

Released 1 wk ago (8/4/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 6, 2022
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