Published in 1909 and subtitled “The Poetry, Pathos, and Humour of the Sailor’s Life,” this anthology combines art and scholarship to give an unrivaled view of the social aspects of the life of British seamen. Subjects covered include historical literature and biography, dramatic literature, sea stories and novels, and poems, ballads, and songs.
About the Author
Charles Napier Robinson (1849-1936) was a commander in the service of the Royal Navy; he was decorated with the award of Territorial Decoration. His works include Old Naval Prints; Naval Bridges in the South African War, 1899–1900; Celebrities of the Army; and In the Queen’s Navee.