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The Resource Mr. Penrose : the journal of Penrose, seaman, William Williams ; introduction and notes by David Howard Dickason ; afterword by Sarah Wadsworth

Mr. Penrose : the journal of Penrose, seaman, William Williams ; introduction and notes by David Howard Dickason ; afterword by Sarah Wadsworth

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Mr. Penrose : the journal of Penrose, seaman
Title
Mr. Penrose
Title remainder
the journal of Penrose, seaman
Statement of responsibility
William Williams ; introduction and notes by David Howard Dickason ; afterword by Sarah Wadsworth
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Language
eng
Summary
Long neglected as the first American novel, Mr. Penrose narrates the adventures of a British youth who flees an unhappy home life to seek his fortune on the high seas. Having learned the sailor's trade, Penrose survives a series of nautical mishaps, only to be cast adrift on the Mosquito Coast. When rescue finally comes, Penrose refuses to abandon the new home he has made among the Indians. Equal parts travel narrative, adventure tale, and natural history, the novel reflects on some of the most pressing moral and social issues of its time: imperialism, racial equality, religious freedom, and the nature of ethical, responsible government. Mr. Penrose contains the first unequivocal critique of slavery in a transatlantic novel and the most realistic portrayals of Native Americans in early American fiction
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Mr. Penrose : the journal of Penrose, seaman, William Williams ; introduction and notes by David Howard Dickason ; afterword by Sarah Wadsworth
Label
Mr. Penrose : the journal of Penrose, seaman, William Williams ; introduction and notes by David Howard Dickason ; afterword by Sarah Wadsworth
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt16gz88w
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Copyright
Note
Based on the author's manuscript; first title page published in 1815 in a restyled version under title: The journal of Llewellin Penrose, a seaman
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253010520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits
Specific material designation
remote

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