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Outward Bound Or, Young America Afloat A Story of Travel and Adventure

By: Oliver Optic
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Outward Bound Or, Young America Afloat: A Story of Travel and Adventure" by Oliver Optic epitomizes 19th-century American juvenile fiction, blending maritime adventure with coming-of-age themes. Set against the backdrop of a sea voyage, this novel navigates the waters of exploration, friendship, and character development. As a prominent figure in American literature, Optic crafts a tale that captures the imagination of young readers, transporting them to the high seas where nautical adventures unfold. Through vivid descriptions and thrilling encounters, readers embark on a journey of discovery, both external and internal, as the characters navigate challenges and forge bonds of friendship. Within the framework of naval fiction, "Outward Bound Or, Young America Afloat" offers more than just an exhilarating sea voyage. It delves into the depths of character development, portraying the growth and maturation of its protagonists as they confront obstacles and learn valuable lessons along the way. This captivating narrative not only entertains but also educates, instilling virtues of courage, resilience, and camaraderie. As readers embark on this literary voyage, they are immersed in a world of adventure, where the spirit of Young America sets sail towards horizons unknown, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of juvenile fiction.

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Oliver Optic

William Taylor Adams, also known as Oliver Optic, was a professor, writer, and representative from Massachusetts from July 30, 1822 until March 27, 1897. Captain Laban Adams and Catherine Johnson Adams, both tavern keepers, welcomed Adams into the world on July 30, 1822 in Medway, Massachusetts. Adams attended West Roxbury and Boston-area schools as an honors student. He spent a year studying at Abel Whitney's private academy after completing his public education. In 1843, Adams started working as a teacher at the Lower Road School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1846, he left his post as the school's headmaster to help his father and brother run their brand-new hotel in Boston, the Adams House Hotel. Adams traveled to Asia and Africa in addition to more than twenty trips to Europe. He wed Sarah Jenkins in 1846, and the two of them produced two daughters: Emma Louisa Adams and Alice Maria Adams. At the age of 28, Adams started writing, and his first novel, Hatchie, the Guardian Slave (1853), was released using the alias Warren T. Ashton. Adams seemed unfazed even though it was only a marginal success.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 222pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765918
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765918
  • 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