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The Wreck of the Golden Mary

(1856)
A Novella by

 
 
The novella tells the story of a the crew and passengers on the ship The Golden Mary that is sailing towards the Californian coast. There is a motley group of passengers – a man looking out to make money in the gold rush, an estranged fiancé, a mother and her child heading to meet the father. The ship is tragically struck by an ice berg and sinks. Luckily all the crew and passengers are moved safely to two life boats.The people though alive are far from safety as they float stranded on the open sea with minimum food and water between them.

Apart from the captain and the first mate , through whose eyes the story is told , an extremely important character is Golden Lucy. She is the only child on board and everyone’s favorite. She presents purity and happiness when the ship was afloat and hope and spirit when survivors hung between life and death in the lifeboats.

Dickens brings out interesting aspects of human behavior under this severe living condition and creates vivid characters in such short story telling. One of the steps the survivors take to keep their spirits alive as days pass by without the sign of another ship , is to tell each other stories. 5 such stories all contributed by 5 different writers form the body of the novella.
 

Genre: Thriller

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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary: Large Print
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-67023-955-1 / 978-1-67023-955-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently Published
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October 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-72872-215-2 / 978-1-72872-215-3
Publisher: Independently published
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October 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-72872-216-0 / 978-1-72872-216-0
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-72749-040-1 / 978-1-72749-040-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wreck of the "Golden Mary" (Solis Classics)
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-907947-97-3 / 978-1-907947-97-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solis Press
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-77666-917-7 / 978-1-77666-917-2 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter, Reverend James White, Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
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November 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter, Reverend James White, Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter, Reverend James White, Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter, Reverend James White, Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
Publisher: iOnlineShopping.com
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February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Author(s): Charles Dickens
Publisher: arslan
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