The Private Journal of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Penguin Classics)

3.75 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143039051: The Private Journal of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Penguin Classics)

One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for Sea of Glory, The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America's first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman's understanding and an artist's appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the Journal is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man's sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

William Reynolds (1815–1879) was a junior officer on the Ex. Ex. with Captain Wilkes.
Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. His other books include Away off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 (which Russell Baker called "indispensable") and Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legend of Nantucket Island ("a classic of historical truthtelling," according to Stuart Frank, director of the Kendall Whaling Museum). He has written an introduction to a new edition of Joseph Hart's Miriam Coffin, or The Whale Fisherman, a Nantucket novel (first published in 1834) that Melville relied upon for information about the island when writing Moby Dick.

Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and the forthcoming Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).

In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.


Thomas Philbrick is professor emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Reynolds
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for Sea of Glory, The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America s first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman s understanding and an artist s appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the Journal is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man s sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William Reynolds
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801430390510000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William Reynolds
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for Sea of Glory, The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America s first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman s understanding and an artist s appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the Journal is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man s sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

William Reynolds
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for Sea of Glory, The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America s first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman s understanding and an artist s appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the Journal is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man s sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Reynolds, William
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Reynolds, William
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143039059 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132205392

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

William Reynolds (author), Nathaniel Philbrick (introduction), Thomas Philbrick (introduction)
Published by Penguin Publishing Group 2004-10-26, New York (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group 2004-10-26, New York, 2004. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

William Reynolds
Published by Penguin Classics (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143039059

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

William Reynolds, Nathaniel Philbrick, Thomas Philbrick
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Private Journal of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, William Reynolds, Nathaniel Philbrick, Thomas Philbrick, One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for "Sea of Glory," "The Private Journal of William Reynolds" brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America's first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman's understanding and an artist's appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the "Journal" is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man's sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas.". Bookseller Inventory # B9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

William Reynolds
Published by Penguin Group (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143039059 ISBN 13: 9780143039051
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group, 2004. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780143039051

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.56
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book