From The Odyssey to Moby Dick to The Old Man and the Sea, the long tradition of sea voyage narratives is comprehensively explained here supported by discussions of key texts.
Robert Foulke is Professor Emeritus at Skidmore College. He is on the advisory board of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and is the editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of Joseph Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea
"...rekindles any flagging interest on the part of long term fans of sea literature and encourages the beginner or casual reader to explore more thoroughly that literary field. Possibly the most valuable part of this book is the long bibliographical essay on sources and their locations in libraries, archives, and museums throughout the world. Readers will find here all the information they need to follow up on a particular area of interest." -- Sea History