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  • Author:
    Jack London
  • ISBN:
    0486412482
  • ISBN13:
    978-0486412481
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  • Publisher:
    Dover Publications (November 20, 2000)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
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The Cruise of the Snark (1911) is a non-fictional, illustrated book by Jack London chronicling his sailing adventure in 1907 across the south Pacific in his ketch the Snark. Accompanying London on this voyage was his wife Charmian London and a small. Accompanying London on this voyage was his wife Charmian London and a small crew. London taught himself celestial navigation and the basics of sailing and of boats during the course of this adventure and describes these details to the reader.

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The Snark is to be sailed. There will be a gasolene engine on board, but it will be used only in case of emergency, such as in bad water among reefs and shoals, where a sudden calm in a swift current leaves a sailing-boat helpless. The rig of the Snark is to be what is called the "ketch. The ketch rig is a compromise between the yawl and the schooner. Of late years the yawl rig has proved the best for cruising.

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Barely 30 years old and the wildly popular author of The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden, and other successful novels, Jack London's determined to follow the example of his boyhood idol, Herman Melville, and explore the islands of the South Pacific. Accompanied by his wife and two crew members, London set sail from San Francisco in 1906 aboard the Snark, a custom-made 55-foot ketch.With wry good humor, London recounts both the exhilaration and hardship of a two-year voyage aboard a small, leaky craft. His vital, colorful narrative carries readers along with the intrepid crew through stormy seas, illness, and navigational uncertainty. These difficulties are counterbalanced by abundant rewards, including panoramic vistas of the natural beauties of Hawaii, Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and other exotic locales. The hospitality of the South Pacific islanders proves even more overwhelming than the scenery; everywhere the Snark ventures, its crew is greeted with feasts, celebrations, and lavish expressions of goodwill.Enhanced with 119 original photographs, this rollicking blend of excitement and adventure represents one of the most interesting and best-written narratives of a sea voyage ever written. Related in the compelling voice of a master storyteller, The Cruise of the Snark promises a memorable reading experience for armchair sailors, old salts, and any lover of nautical adventure.

AnnyMars
The book is almost as much about building the Snark as actually sailing it. Problems with supply, quality, and craftmanship - plus the San Fransisco earthquake - created delays, headaches and cost overruns. That is followed with some trivial detail about the hiring of crew, and then finally a journey from California to Hawaii, where they spent several months.

Much about shipboard life, navigation, wayward crew, natives, and tropical diseases which aborted the around-the-world cruise in Australia.

A good read for fans of sailing and Jack London. The book just sort of ends, and I didn't feel a sense of closure that would have provided more satisfaction.
Sardleem
The Cruise of the Snark is the story of how London built a large saiing schooner and then sailed it to the South Pacific. His stop in Honolulu provides excellent insight as to how life in Hawaii was just a few years after Hawaii was taken from the Kingdom of Hawaii and made a US territory. His adventures in the Solomon Islands are quite interesting because he (and his wife and crew) were constantly affraid that the natives would attack them and perhaps have them for dinner. It is interesting that he found the Marquesas Islands totally different from what Melville described in his novel Typee.

I didn't give five stars because I thought the story was a bit tedious in some places and would have been improved with some editing. Still, it is a very enjoyable book.
Oveley
What a great story.

For those who have worked on or around, or own, boats, you will laugh out loud. Not something usually associated with Jack London, but true.

For those with an ounce of humanity, his writing about the leper colony will both chill and warm your heart.

For those who have ever thought about celestial navigation, more laughing out loud. Ten times better than William F(ing) Buckley's sidebar in Airborne (admittedly a wonderful book, and free of WFB's usual nonsense-on-stilts Latin-cognate pretensions).

Finally, a love story. A man and his boat. A man and his wife. What a boat (in spite of itself), and what a wife.
Orevise
I have sailed a few times in S.F. Bay being from the Bay area and I truely related to this story and since the Snark was being built by Jack London right before the 1906 quake. It amazed me and invariably he got taken advantage of by the various builders which led to some precarious sailing manuevers since they measured wrong on one side. Which Jack London didn't find out until out at sea. I could picture all the island stops and so enjoyed the old photos that were put into the Snark truly an interesting journey. It was interesting to me hearing of the staph infections were attacking the individuals when the crew would cut themselves and then end up with these sores they knew nothing about and how they had to heal themselves with virtually no medicines on board. This book is a captain's log which he wrote in daily. If your a sailor you'll love it or even if you've been exposed as I have you'll enjoy it, especially if you happen to be from the Bay area. I recommend it as an interesting and enjoyable read though at times I did feel he was just writing to keep his checks coming in to pay for his journey.

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Ucantia
This book is poorly printed with improper pagination. Makes it very difficult to read and decreases the enjoyment of the story. Would not recommend.
Buge
A fun adventure story. How a dream can be very complicsated.
Chilldweller
Fun read. Interesting to note the Japanese intent at that early part of the 20th century to conquer the United States.
A fine story by and about a pioneer in cruising the Pacific islands.