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A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

by Annie Brassey

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration Series

A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months Synopsis

Annie, Lady Brassey (1839-1887) was an English travel writer and philanthropist best known for her vivid accounts of ocean journeys undertaken with her family. Her husband was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty who made many ocean voyages by steam yacht to test this new technology. Annie Brassey's description of these travels led to her becoming a best-selling author. This volume, first published in 1878, contains her lively and detailed account of her family's circumnavigation in the Sunbeam, the first circumnavigation of the world by a steam yacht. Written in the form of a diary and based on letters sent to her father, this volume mixes exotic descriptions with lively accounts of domestic life on board, and was immensely popular. The book illustrates the attitudes of middle-class Victorians to exotic locations and cultures. For more information on this author, see

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108020893
Publication date: 28th October 2010
Author: Annie Brassey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 560 pages

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