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Being an account of their Adventures in the Strange places of the Earth, after the foundering of the good ship Glen Carrig through striking upon a hidden rock in the unknown seas to the Southward. As told by John Winterstraw, Gent., to his Son James Winterstraw, in the year 1757, and by him committed very properly and legibly to manuscript.
William Hope Hodgson, the son of an Essex clergyman, spent eight years at sea as a merchant seaman, sailing around the world three times and receiving the Royal Humane Society's medal for saving a life at sea. He published his first story in 1904 and his first novel, THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG', IN 1907. He was killed in the First World War.