The Resource Landsman Hay : the memoirs of Robert Hay, (electronic resource)

Landsman Hay : the memoirs of Robert Hay, (electronic resource)

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Landsman Hay : the memoirs of Robert Hay
Title
Landsman Hay
Title remainder
the memoirs of Robert Hay
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1803, at the age of 14, Robert Hay ran away from home to join the Royal Navy, and for the next eight years experienced the trials and tribulations of a sailors life. Intelligent, agile and willing, he became a boy servant to a series of officers, all of whom helped advance his education as was the practice of the day. But the taxing conditions of life onboard he found detestable and he was, after an action off the French coast, sorely tempted to desert but the well known and ruthless treatment of deserters, if caught, deterred him this time. He was then posted to the East Indies where he was badly wounded and nearly lost a leg before returning home after five years with 14 and fourteen days leave to look forward to. His next ship ran aground off Plymouth and, this time, he took the opportunity to desert but was then quickly taken by a press gang. Terrified of being identified, he managed to escape and reach the Scotland and home. As well as a wonderful yarn, the book is also an impressive description of early nineteenth-century naval life, and his ability as a writer was considerable. His descriptions of his remarkable experiences in the East Indies are full of the flavor of the region, while the sailors natural inclination to drink and debauchery is told with verve. But also running through the narrative are many fine observations on nature and on the human condition. A true and vivid account of the sailors life of this era
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1789-1847
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Hay, Robert
Dewey number
910/.45
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Seafarers' voices
Series volume
4
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  • Hay, Robert
  • Great Britain
  • Seafaring life
  • Impressment
  • Electronic books
  • Sailors
  • Sailors
  • East Indies
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Landsman Hay : the memoirs of Robert Hay, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781783468720
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12890790
Publisher number
MWT12890790
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Landsman Hay : the memoirs of Robert Hay, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781783468720
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12890790
Publisher number
MWT12890790
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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