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Mr. Penrose: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman
Long neglected as the first American novel, Mr. Penrose narrates the adventures of a British youth who flees an unhappy home life to seek his fortune on the high seas. Having learned the sailor's trade, Penrose survives a series of nautical mishaps, only to be cast adrift on the Mosquito Coast. When rescue finally comes, Penrose refuses to abandon the new home he has made ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Indiana University Press
(first published 1815)
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