Facebook Twitter Pinterest
  • Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.
Nur noch 1 auf Lager
Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon. Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.
The Oxford Book of the Se... ist in Ihrem Einkaufwagen hinzugefügt worden
+ EUR 3,00 Versandkosten
Gebraucht: Gut | Details
Verkauft von PRE-LOVED BOOKS
Zustand: Gebraucht: Gut
Kommentar: We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom.
Möchten Sie verkaufen?
Zur Rückseite klappen Zur Vorderseite klappen
Hörprobe Wird gespielt... Angehalten   Sie hören eine Hörprobe des Audible Hörbuch-Downloads.
Mehr erfahren
Dieses Bild anzeigen

The Oxford Book of the Sea (Oxford Books of Prose) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 20. September 2001

5.0 von 5 Sternen 1 Kundenrezension

Alle Formate und Ausgaben anzeigen Andere Formate und Ausgaben ausblenden
Preis
Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Taschenbuch
"Bitte wiederholen"
EUR 15,30
EUR 8,65 EUR 0,99
9 neu ab EUR 8,65 10 gebraucht ab EUR 0,99
click to open popover

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

  • The Oxford Book of the Sea (Oxford Books of Prose)
  • +
  • Poems Of The Sea (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Gesamtpreis: EUR 27,29
Die ausgewählten Artikel zusammen kaufen

Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen — selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät — mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.


Produktinformation

Produktbeschreibungen

Amazon.de

Jonathan Raban's anthology The Oxford Book of the Sea is just that: a collection of writings about the sea--not about voyages or naval battles, or fishing or swimming, but rather passages that define the water itself. Open the book to any page and you'll find descriptions of the sea in all its infinite variability. Benjamin Franklin writes: "The water is now visibly changed.... Abundance of dolphins are about us...;" H.M. Tomlinson describes a storm thus: "In the early afternoon the waves had assumed serious proportions. They soared by us in broad, somber ranges, with hissing white ridges, an inhospitable and subduing sight." Even Jane Austen has something to say about the sea: "The terrific grandeur of the ocean in a storm, its glassy surface in a calm, its gulls and its samphire, and the deep fathoms of its abysses, its quick vicissitudes, its direful deceptions..." Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and John Milton are just a few of the contributors to this magnificent paean to the sea.

This is a book meant to be sampled and savored in small bites. Read a poem here, a letter there, an excerpt from David Copperfield or Rabbit at Rest, or a few lines from a diary entry. The collection spans nearly 1,000 years of the English-speaking world's experience of the sea; in all that time it has lost none of its power to enchant, inspire, and terrify. The Oxford Book of the Sea is a terrific read for seafarers and landlubbers alike. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

Pressestimmen

The Oxford Book of the Sea, edited by Jonathan Raban is one of the most romantic books I have read in a long time. Sunday Herald,Glasgow, 02/12/01 Review from previous edition 'this splendid anthology...so rich a mix...There is something here for everyone and that is as it should be.' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Telegraph

Alle Produktbeschreibungen

Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?

Kundenrezensionen

5.0 von 5 Sternen
5 Sterne
1
4 Sterne
0
3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Stern
0
Siehe die Kundenrezension
Sagen Sie Ihre Meinung zu diesem Artikel

Top-Kundenrezensionen

Format: Taschenbuch
Terrific book for those who yearn to learn more about the sea, especially for all those armchair wanderers. Raban has done a yeomans job in collecting some of the more well-known stories (Ancient Mariner etc.,) but the true beauty of the book is in those lesser-known impressions of the sea. This book will draw you back again and again, its pull is that of the sea itself.
Kommentar War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein Feedback senden...
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback.
Wir konnten Ihre Stimmabgabe leider nicht speichern. Bitte erneut versuchen
Missbrauch melden

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.0 von 5 Sternen 4 Rezensionen
10 von 11 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Invitation to the Sea 8. Dezember 1999
Von J. Zapp - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Terrific book for those who yearn to learn more about the sea, especially for all those armchair wanderers. Raban has done a yeomans job in collecting some of the more well-known stories (Ancient Mariner etc.,) but the true beauty of the book is in those lesser-known impressions of the sea. This book will draw you back again and again, its pull is that of the sea itself.
1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Collection 17. Januar 2011
Von Roy L. Wixson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I have read and reread this book a number of times. The sea is and always has been a source of fascination, terror, and joy throughout man's history. The first account of the sea, translated from Middle English, is a dramatic opening to this collection of great stories and poems by some of the great literary figures of the English language. I have given or recommended this book to numbers of people, from arm-chair sailors to experienced sailors and merchant seamen. Everyone has loved it and thanked me. I have only one regret. There is no Kindle edition available as I write this.
1 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Some entries end up short! 7. Januar 2004
Von William - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
I very much enjoyed this anthology . . . a good blend of poetry, short story and excerpts. However, some of the excerpts ended rather abruptly. I had the feeling that the editor intentionally cut the items at a particular point to keep the reader off-balance! At times, I wished for just a couple more sentences to get some kind of resolution to the piece, even if that didn't finish the story! Otherwise, a very enjoyable volume to pass time either on or off the water.
2 von 7 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
2.0 von 5 Sternen Most Quoted Passages not Inspiring 5. Juni 2002
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
I know of so many passages from books that reveal the wonder of the sea, yet they do not appear in this selection of material. Too many of the selections are actually very poor, I believe being selected only because they mention the oceans, not for their inspiration, beauty, or literate value. I think two thirds of the material in this book is actually quite moribund.
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich? Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.