A Sack of Shakings

By: Frank T. Bullen
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Sack of Shakings" by Frank T. Bullen is a maritime adventure novel that immerses readers in the rugged world of seafaring. Set against the backdrop of the vast ocean, Bullen crafts a gripping tale of survival, camaraderie, and the relentless pursuit of fortune amidst the challenges of life at sea. With vivid prose and meticulous attention to detail, Bullen captures the essence of the maritime experience, weaving together a tapestry of danger, excitement, and discovery. Through the eyes of the protagonist, readers embark on a journey filled with harrowing encounters, from treacherous storms to encounters with ruthless pirates. At its core, "A Sack of Shakings" is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the bonds forged in the face of adversity. As the characters navigate the perils of the open sea, they grapple with questions of identity, purpose, and the pursuit of dreams in a world fraught with uncertainty. Bullen's masterful storytelling evokes a sense of awe and wonder, transporting readers to a bygone era where courage and determination were the currency of survival. With its blend of action, intrigue, and exploration, "A Sack of Shakings" stands as a timeless classic in the genre of maritime literature, captivating audiences with its timeless appeal and enduring charm.

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Frank T. Bullen

The British author Frank Thomas Bullen was born on April 5, 1857, in Paddington, London. He died on March 1, 1915. Bullen's parents were poor, and he went to a dame school and Westbourne school in Paddington for a few years. His aunt, who was watching over him, died when he was nine years old. After that, he quit school and got a job as an errand boy. In 1869, he went to sea and traveled all over the world in a number of roles, such as second mate on the Harbinger and chief mate on the Day Dawn, working for Capt. John R. H. Ward jun. when the Day Dawn lost its mast and became disabled in 1879. He spent 15 years of his life at sea, starting when he was only 12 years old. He later wrote about the hard times he went through: "I was beaten by a black boy as big as myself, and only a Frenchman stepped in to help me." In those days, boys on Geordie colliers or East Coast fishing smacks were often beaten until they went crazy and jumped overboard, or they were killed in the most brutal way possible. If they didn't come back, all that was needed was a line in the log saying that they had been washed or had fallen overboard.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 222pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363052052
  • ISBN-13: 9789363052055
  • Item Weight: 288.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.5mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure