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Tales of Shipwrecks and Other Disasters at Sea

Date: 1859
Dimensions:
Overall: 185 x 130 x 25 mm, 350 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00028874
Place Manufactured:Boston

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    Description
    Thomas Bingley's 1859 book 'Tales of Shipwrecks and Other Disasters at Sea' has the character of Uncle Thomas telling bedtime stories to four young boys. He tells the stories of famous shipwrecks and disasters, including the story of Captain Richard Falconer, the wreck of the MEDUSA, the loss of the FORFARSHIRE, the mutiny of the BOUNTY, and loss of the DODDINGTON East Indiaman.
    SignificanceThis delightfully written book highlights the public interest in maritime adventure stories in the second half of the 19th-century. Of particular interest is the representation of the story of the mutiny on the BOUNTY, the loss of the FORFARSHIRE (the story of Grace Darling and her father), Captain Falconer's adventures (including his Robinson Crusoe-style shipwreck) and the loss of various trade ships.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: TALES OF SHIPWRECKS AND OTHER DISASTERS AT SEA. PUBLISHED BY JOHN M WHITTEMORE AND CO.

    Web title: Tales of Shipwrecks and Other Disasters at Sea

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