- Publisher: PUTNAM PUBLISHNG
- ASIN: B000UCFCS8
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,498,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But "Voyage" doesn't talk much about the politics of the times so much as the people who lived in those times. Above all, they were hard people.
On the one hand are the working stiffs. Shanghaied into the crew of the great four-masted barques, poor brutal men who have no control over their lives, well aware how badly they are used, capable of huge tenderness and sensitivity, and immensely skilled at fighting their ships through the world's worst weather around Cape Horn. On the other hand are the great capitalists who build the ships and the railways and the banking empires, and the tough-minded captains and mates who do their work for them.
All of them are strong in their way, with a kind of iron toughness that has pretty well vanished nowadays, and they fight out their story across 704 pages of great adventure and conflict.
Hayden surprised people with this book. He took a stab at a huge important story filled with colorful, exciting characters in all their strengths and weaknesses. "Voyage" is important, and exciting, and is as close to the mythical "Great American Novel" as anything ever attempted.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad read, but very, very much nothing more than a dime store novel. The entire book begins with the ridiculous premise of a sailing ship in 1896 taking a load of coal from... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mailman
Hayden was such an incredible persona and writer! Outstanding read!Published 8 months ago by P.Tsaldari
What a great book, Hayden was quite a writer, he has a way of jumping around and having several stories going at the same time. Too bad he only published two books. Read morePublished 14 months ago by beaglebuddy
I admit, I haven't read this book, but it was my father's ABSOLUTE favorite. He read it at least 5 times, and (before the internet era) I searched for several years to find this in... Read morePublished 19 months ago by kandice N.