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A Tale of Two Tunnels: A Romance of the Western Waters By William Clark Russell
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William Clark Russell was an English writer best known for his nautical novels. At the age of 13 Russell joined the Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea permanently... More > damaged his health, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was best known for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a parallel career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph. Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms passed by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. His influence in this respect was acknowledged by the future King George V. Among Russell's other contemporary admirers were Herman Melville and Algernon Swinburne.< Less
The Last Entry By William Clark Russell
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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS '"The Last Entry" is a rattling good salt-water yarn, told in the author's usual breezy, exhilarating style.'—Daily Mail. 'We do not think it possible for anyone... More > to dip into this novel without desiring to finish it, and it adds another to the long list of successes of our best sea author.'—Librarian. 'The writer is as realistic and picturesque as usual in his vivid descriptions of the stagnant life on board the homeward-bound Indiaman.'—Times. 'It is full of pleasant vigour.... As is always the case in Mr. Clark Russell's books, the elements are treated with the pen of an artist.'—Standard. 'We expected plenty of go, of fresh and vigorous description of sea-faring life, coupled with a story which would not be wanting in interest. All this we have here.'—Tablet.< Less
The Frozen Pirate By William Clark Russell
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THE FROZEN PIRATE is the bizarre story of Paul Rodney, a sailor who narrowly escapes death by shipwreck and exposure in the Straits of Magellan, then faces further peril. Embedded in the Antarctic... More > ice is an ancient vessel, a pirate ship, filled with what seem to be frozen, contorted corpses. But they are not dead. When one of them revives, Rodney must fend off one of the most bloodthirsty and black-hearted scoundrels ever to sail the seven seas! W. CLARK RUSSELL was an English author, and a sailor for several years before he turned to journalism and fiction. He was well-regarded in his day for THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR and for THE DEATH SHIP, A STRANGE STORY (sometimes reprinted as THE FLYING DUTCHMAN). He wrote much on nautical topics and campaigned to improve working conditions for seamen.< Less
The Wreck of the Grosvenor By William Clark Russell
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The Wreck of the Grosvenor is a nautical novel by William Clark Russell first published in 3 volumes by Sampson Low. According to John Sutherland, it was "the most popular mid-Victorian... More > melodrama of adventure and heroism at sea." It remained popular and widely read in into the first half of the 20th century. It was Russell's best selling and most well known novel. Russell noted in a preface, the novel 'found its first and best welcome in the United States.' The novel was published nearly a century after the actual Wreck of the Grosvenor, in 1782; coincidentally the novel has the same name but is otherwise unrelated.< Less
A Marriage At Sea By William Clark Russell
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Apart from its legal bearings, A Marriage at Sea is a story of a hero, though not much of a sailor, owns a yacht, and in it he carries off Miss Grace Bellassys from the school at Boulogne to which... More > she has been consigned by the villain of the piece, who happens to be here aunt and guardian -- a lady who wishes to make the girl turn Catholic though both her parents were Protestants.< Less
My Danish Sweetheart By William Clark Russell
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William Clark Russell was an English writer best known for his nautical novels. At the age of 13 Russell joined the Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea permanently... More > damaged his health, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was best known for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a parallel career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph. Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms passed by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. His influence in this respect was acknowledged by the future King George V. Among Russell's other contemporary admirers were Herman Melville and Algernon Swinburne.< Less

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