By Hobson Woodward
A gripping story of shipwreck and survival that modified the destiny of the colonies and enriched our literary legacy.
In 1609, aspiring author William Strachey set sail aboard the Sea Venture, certain for the recent global. stuck in a storm, the send separated from its fleet and wrecked on uninhabited Bermuda, a bountiful island paradise its passengers could inhabit for almost a 12 months sooner than achieving their meant vacation spot, the famine-stricken colony of Jamestown. Strachey's meticulous account of the smash, the castaways' time on Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown was once learn via his contemporaries and continues to be one of the so much vibrant writings of the early colonial interval. Following the lifetime of this traditional guy, Hobson Woodward tells one of many overlooked yet defining tales of America's founding.
Strachey had literary aspirations and sought to capitalize on his epic adventure, yet his writings didn't carry him the acclaim he sought. simply within the palms of another William may his story of the break and its aftermath make background as The Tempest. A courageous Vessel is the attention-grabbing account of a near-miss within the settling of Virginia, the genuine tale at the back of one in every of Shakespeare's nice performs, and the tragedy of the fellow who failed as an writer yet who contributed to the production of a masterpiece.
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