The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First


The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life By Frank T. Bullen ➩ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitizati This is a prehistorical reproduction that of a MOBI ñ was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work The Log PDF/EPUB or is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

  • Hardcover
  • 380 pages
  • The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life
  • Frank T. Bullen
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 1115662090

About the Author: Frank T. Bullen

Frank Thomas Bullen , of a MOBI ñ British author and novelist, was born of poor parents in Paddington, London, on April At the age of he left school and took up work as an errand boy He led a roving and adventurous life, and many of the most thrilling episodes in his books The Log PDF/EPUB or were records of his own experiences After various adventures on shore he went to sea in , and for some years roughed it in various capacities in the merchant service, suffering great hardships, as vividly described in The Log of a Sea Waif and other books In he became a clerk in the Meteorological Office Log of a MOBI ☆ until His reputation was made over the publication of The Cruise of the Cachelot and he also wrote, amongst other books, Idylls of the Sea Sea Wrack The Call of the Deep and A Compleat Sea Cook , besides many articles and essays He died on March , .



10 thoughts on “The Log of a Sea-Waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life

  1. Jim Leckband Jim Leckband says:

    Dickens never set any of his books at sea, which is a shame since there is as much character and drama on a ship as in London But since Dickens was a landlubber we are fortunate to have Bullen s account of life as a boy on the merchant marine boats in the 1870 s.You would expect me to call this book Dickensian but then that would be a fib Because it occurred to me while reading this book that Dickens was just being a realist In this book we have a non fictional depiction of life during thos Dickens never set any of his books at sea, which is a shame since there is as much character and drama on a ship as in London But since Dickens was a landlubber we are fortunate to have Bullen s account of life as a boy on the merchant marine boats in the 1870 s.You would expect me to call this book Dickensian but then that would be a fib Because it occurred to me while reading this book that Dickens was just being a realist In this book we have a non fictional depiction of life during those times by a boy where the horrible people he meets and the ensuing sordid situations could be something out of Oliver Twist on a boat So maybe instead of Dickensian we should just say Lower Class Victorian As a manual of management, this book is probably worth a shelf full of the business speak effluvia that is out there 7 Bowel Methods of the Highly Constipated , Who Moved My Movement , The One Minute Bathroom Visit etc As it turns out on Bullen s voyages, the captains that treat their crews with respect, high wages and comfort had smooth running and profitable ships, while those who were incompetent, power hungry and skinflint had ships that were floating if that nightmares.Bullen turned out to be a very good writer, which we can anticipate during our reading His favorite place onshore is not a gin joint, but a library His understanding and reading of people is superb and his descriptions are sometimes breathtaking As far as why he wrote it, here are his own words I have been assured, upon very high authority, that a book like mine, telling just the naked, unadorned truth about an ordinary boy s ordinary life at sea, could not fail to be of interest as a human document.Well, he wasn t ordinary and his life wasn t either, and this book certainly did not fail to be interesting

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