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The Wreck of the "Grosvenor" [Kindle Edition]

William Clark Russell , Walter Russell
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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'The Wreck of the “Grosvenor”' tells of the adventures of Edward Royle, the second mate on a sailing ship travelling from England to South America in the nineteenth century.

With a hard-hearted captain and a mutinous crew, this was never going to be an easy voyage. When Royle spots a vessel foundering at sea, the trouble really starts and he is forced to chose between duty and conscience.

'The Wreck of the “Grosvenor”' is perhaps William Clark Russell’s most famous book. John Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London described this as “the most popular mid-Victorian melodrama of adventure and heroism at sea”.

This new edition from Solis Press of the 1877 bestseller has been completely revised and includes illustrations from the first US publication. The book also features a section about the author and his life, written specially for this edition.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 936 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Solis Press; First edition (29 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RKQIJE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cracking yarn 19 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this late Victorian melodrama: it has all the prime ingredients of such tales, including stout hero, vulnerable young lady, martinets, untrustworthy working classes etc. Full of stereotypes maybe but Russell knew how to tell a tale and the action continues at a fine pace. The descriptions of storms at sea are terrific and the title doesn't give as much away as you may think - he keeps the story going well right to the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you like a nautical read 21 April 2013
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If you like a read with plenty of nautical terms/references, this is a book to add to your reading list. It is marginally spoiled by the love story which becomes the main theme about three quarters through the book. Overall a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 7 Feb 2013
By Ston
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Good read I love naval novels and this one is great. Lots of acurate facts regarding saling and old naval terms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent seafaring novel 27 Sep 2014
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The writing of this book is supreme indeed. The writer perfectly captures the readers imagination. Eloquently written with a complete understanding of sailing ships and the sea.
The descriptions of the hurricane and the sea state are beautifully described , as are the characters and their habits.
A very difficult book to put down until finished.
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By Bill
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It seemed a bit too contrived in some parts of the plot and the last chapter seemed a bit weak.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting tale 8 May 2014
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I look forward to reading more of William Clark Russell's work.One of the best sea stories I have read to date
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking yarn. 14 Feb 2014
By Marion
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Posting this on behalf of my husband, Ken. First class sea adventure. A touch of the empire. Thoroughly recommend.Will be reading more by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another winner 30 Jan 2014
By mark m
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I love WCR he is an unsung writer, but once you have read any of his books you know he will deliver a good solid story with lots of detail of maritime life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fiction based on a true story, not very accurately ...
Fiction based on a true story, not very accurately, in fact why He called it "wreck of the Grosvenor baffles me".
Published 23 days ago by C. R. Grosvenor
3.0 out of 5 stars No Forester
Quite a slow read,but interesting
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Ginn
5.0 out of 5 stars First reading of an ebook
I am not a fan of novels and read this book only because the subject matter interest s me,however I found the story rivetting,and well worth stick ing with,and so may indulge... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. S. J. Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars very good - can't put it down
very, very good - can't put it down!
Published 3 months ago by Matilda
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful yarn of the sea told in such a way ...
A wonderful yarn of the sea told in such a way to highlight Victorian values. As well as being a well told story it is a social history. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tant p
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I discovered this book
Splendid yarn
Great info for those who like age of sail detail
Good characterisation
I really enjoyed this storey which moves along at good pace and has some novel... Read more
Published 4 months ago by wheddo
2.0 out of 5 stars Realistic but corny
Starts good but found it corny and treacly plotwise. Very realistic maritime prose.
Published 4 months ago by fairwinds
4.0 out of 5 stars Sea adventure
A lot of naval jargon regarding rigging and sails, even if you do not understand all the terms it is still a good read
Published 11 months ago by Tony S
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