Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum


Born
in Mount Hanley (Nova Scotia), Canada
February 20, 1844

Died
November 14, 1909

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey 'Sailing Alone Around the World', which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

Average rating: 4.12 · 7,058 ratings · 479 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sailing Alone around the World

4.13 avg rating — 6,846 ratings — published 1899 — 36 editions
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Voyage of the Liberdade

3.96 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1994 — 42 editions
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Sailing Alone Around the Wo...

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4.35 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1949 — 6 editions
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Voyages of Joshua Slocum: V...

3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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Joshua Slocum's works: Sail...

4.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008
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Voyage Around the Horn

3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1995
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Solo, intorno al mondo

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The eNotated Voyage of the ...

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Seul autour du monde à la v...

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Una vela intorno al mondo

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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More books by Joshua Slocum…
“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.”
Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World

“Now, it it well known that one cannot step on a tack without saying something about it.”
Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World

“...as the day wore on I watched the birds all flying in one direction, and said, "Land lies there.”
Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World

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