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The Bird of Dawning

(1933)
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Originally written in 1933, this classic sea adventure tells of the Blackgauntlet and her homeward-bound race from China to London. Disaster strikes when the ship is struck at night by a passing steamer - only half of the crew manages to escape to the lifeboat while the others perish. Cruiser, the 22-year-old second mate who has always longed to be captain, takes command of the survivors as they plan to sail 700 miles to the island of Fayal. Cruiser and his crew battle all odds, including sharks, potential mutiny, a leaky boat, too few provisions, and the sea herself, in this taut and haunting narrative.

    

Used availability for John Masefield's The Bird of Dawning

Hardback Editions

September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bird of Dawning: The Fortune of the Sea (Caird Library Reprints)
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 1-906367-24-8 / 978-1-906367-24-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: National Maritime Museum
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April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bird of Dawning or the Fortune of the Sea
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-8488-2003-7 / 978-0-8488-2003-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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December 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bird of Dawning (New Windmills)
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-435-12030-1 / 978-0-435-12030-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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June 1943 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bird of Dawning
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-02-580760-9 / 978-0-02-580760-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

April 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bird of Dawning (Seafarers)
Author(s): John Masefield
ISBN: 0-7126-0334-4 / 978-0-7126-0334-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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