STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEAMSHIP FICTION, 1845-2012: Krummes, Daniel C. and ... STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEAMSHIP FICTION, 1845-2012: Krummes, Daniel C. and ... STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEAMSHIP FICTION, 1845-2012: Krummes, Daniel C. and ... STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEAMSHIP FICTION, 1845-2012: Krummes, Daniel C. and ...

STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEAMSHIP FICTION, 1845-2012

Krummes, Daniel C. and Douglas Scott Brookes (editor)

Published by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware, 2016
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8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 560 pages. Q: What do Winston Churchill, Steve Allen, John Philip Sousa, Langston Hughes, Marlon Brando, and Jack Kerouac have in common? A: They are all authors of works of fiction in which steamships play a substantial role in the storyline. Steamer Stories is an annotated bibliography of fiction in English that involves steamships and the men and women who sailed in them. A catalog of novels, novellas, and short stories published from 1845 to 2012, the bibliography includes approximately 3,200 works of fiction in which steamships figure prominently. The Introduction traces the enormous popularity of fictional shipboard settings as microcosms of society and as temporary venues where social norms could be bent, explores the prejudices of the society that produced these works, and discusses major themes that emerge. The bibliographical annotations (listed alphabetically by author) provide pithy synopses . The first appendix lists Top-Rated Works, while the second appendix provides a Whos Who of Continuing Characters in Steamship Fiction. Steamer Stories is the first-ever comprehensive bibliography of ship fiction (whether steamers or sailing ships). The color section of cover art and illustrations from the works cited and the humorous and engaging writing style makes the book a delightful read in and of itself (unexpectedly so, for a bibliography). Readers can use the book to: locate works on a wide array of topics or specific genres (notably whodunits); unearth little-known stories by famed authors; identify works by illustrators; discover the stories that inspired famed Hollywood films. Altogether, Steamer Stories greatly expands our understanding of the powerful role that ships have played in the culture of the English-speaking world. Daniel C. Krummes (1949-2012) was Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was honored with the Distinguished Librarian Award. Bookseller Inventory # 126364

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Title: STEAMER STORIES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ...

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover, dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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