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The wine-dark sea

  • 388 Pages
  • 3.76 MB
  • 8970 Downloads
  • English
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Arbor House , New York
Horror tales, English., Supernatural -- Fic
StatementRobert Aickman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6051.I3 W5 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination388 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2040270M
ISBN 101557100357
LC Control Number88016823
OCLC/WorldCa18068972

First published in the USA in and in the UK in The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that will leave the reader unsettled as the protagonists' fears and desires, at once illogical and terrifying, culminate in a disturbing yet enigmatic ending.

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The Wine-Dark Sea written by Leonardo Sciascia is a book composed of short stories. Each one of Sciascia's stories has a meaning to it or a life lesson as some would call it. In the first story entitled The Ransom is a story about being unselfish and giving up /5(30).

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And he did some pretty damn good writing about boats and stuff. So, it is only natural that Patrick O'Brian would eventually get around to using the "Wine-Dark Sea" image in /5.

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The Wine Dark Sea displays Aickman at his very best. From the sensuality of the title story, to the nightmarish rural surreality of the Trains, from Aickman bridges the stylistic gap between classic horror, as written by practitioners such as M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen etc and the new wave of horror, as represented by such /5.

Through this lyric journal of taut poems, each titled The Wine-Dark Sea, Svalina breathes life into overlooked places: the driveway a car turns into at the end of a workday, how a tree holds the dirt, the edge of a page on which "I'd always assumed / I'd die alone."/5.

The Wine-Dark Sea book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Daniel is an elegant chair He's a handsome Englishman. A succes /5. The Wine-Dark Sea (Vol.

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This book is not fiction, it is actually quite an excellent introduction to Greek thought, culture and history. Interestingly enough, there are no less than twenty books with "wine dark sea" in the title.

The phrase even has seeped into children's literature and there is a reference to it in one of the Redwall books Lord Brocktree (p. 81). The Wine-Dark Sea is the sixteenth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by British author Patrick O'Brian, first published in The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of Author: Patrick O'Brian.

(I’m still, perhaps madly, hoping to maybe catch up on my reading notes for the last few months ofbut in the meantime, I put together this list for a friend and thought I’d share it here.) My favorite books that I read in the past year: 1. I re-read The Brothers Karamazov (Richard [ ].

The Wine-Dark Sea () About book: After several years of returning to this series periodically, I'm now in the home stretch of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin tales. This is the sixteenth entry and the quality has not declined at all.

In fact, The Wine-Dark Sea was one of the more interesting reads in this latter part of the long-running begin with Captain Jack Aubrey and.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The wine-dark sea by Robert Aickman,Arbor House edition, in English - 1st ed.

The wine-dark sea ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: 1. The Wine-dark Sea Summary & Study Guide Description. The Wine-dark Sea Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections. The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O'BrianThere are few prose stylists writing today who can compare with Patrick O'Brian for the smooth, evocative and fluid stories which come from his pen.

This book, a particularly fine example of O'Brian's craft, is part of his Aubrey/Maturin series of sea-faring novels.5/5(5). My favorite books that I read in the past year: 1.

I re-read The Brothers Karamazov (Richard [ ] Continue Reading 5. Reading Notes September By Melanie Bettinelli on Octo in books. Finished in September 1. Uptown Local by Diane Duane (Kindle only) A collection of her short stories. I really liked the first story from the.

First published inThe Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that build towards disturbing yet enigmatic endings, including the classic story 'Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.' 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best everBrand: Faber and Faber.

In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks.

From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European tribes into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, to the formation of the city-states, to the birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and.

With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old, where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Best Books of By Melanie Bettinelli on January 2, in books.

The Reader by Jean-Honoré Fragonard via Wikimedia Commons. I finished 44 books this year and I started or made some progress on many more that I never finished.

That’s not counting any of the books I read aloud to the kids, though I certainly thought about them and they. Dr. Cattley, though he shared authorship of the blue-wine idea, believes that as a phrase the wine-dark sea was less a description than. 'The Wine Dark Sea' is a fabulous collection by an unjustly neglected author.

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Robert Aickman writes stories unparalleled by any other writer. It's not hyperbole to call him the finest spooky story writer of the 20th century.

This particular collection, published several years after Aickman's death, gathers together several of his later by: 1. First published in the USA in and in the UK in The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that will leave the reader unsettled as the protagonists' fears and desires, at once illogical and terrifying, culminate in a disturbing yet enigmatic ending.

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For fans of the horror genre Robert Aickman is a must : Faber and Faber. The Wine-Dark Sea August 8, AM - by Patrick O'Brian The Surprise's five-book ongoing mission for the disgusting British Empire to stab her ally Spain in the back promote abolition and independence culminates in boat- body- and barky-wrecking trials of water.

A child takes what he needs - The Wine-Dark Sea - [ ] A continuation of my thoughts in this post about reading for “what the book really means”. [ ] Dissecting Books.

- The Wine-Dark Sea - Septem [ ] literature in the first place. books – The Wine-Dark Sea books – The Wine-Dark Sea A few more thoughts on the novel, which I wrote a bit of first thoughts about yesterday. I’ve known women abused, traumatized (by priests, by husbands, by fathers) for whom religious things are a trigger, a door opening to the wide gulfs of anxiety, panic, horror.

The Wine-Dark Sea, Patrick O’Brian’s sixteenth book in his Aubrey-Maturin series, picks up immediately where the previous novel, Clarissa Oakes, left off with Captain Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, and Thomas Pullings aboard the Surprise chasing the American privateer Franklin, under command of French privateersmen, from Moahu where they recently thwarted French /5(17).

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin—the amiable, music-loving heroes of O'Brian's wonderful sail-powered series (The Truelove, The Letter of Marque, The Far Side of the World, et al.)—follow orders into the midst of revolutionary South American politics.

His Majesty's government has become interested in Peru, where the Spanish vicegerency is tottering and the beastly French .The Wine-dark Sea (Windsor Selections) by O'Brian, Patrick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Wine-Dark Sea Patrick O'Brian, Author, Geoff Hunt, Photographer W Though the Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin books can be profitably read separately, as .