THE DEATH SHIP The Story of an American Sailor. B. Traven. Jonathan Cape, London 1940 First UK Edition thus 388pp Hardback. This copy is bound in tan cloth covered boards with blue titling to the spine there is a small neat signature to the f.e.p. and also a very small hole. The text block is tight and bright. This copy still has the very scarce unclipped dustwrapper although it has some edge wear and rubs with one or two small closed tears, it has now been covered in removable clear mylar protective film. B. Traven was the pen name of a presumably German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. A rare certainty is that B. Traven lived much of his life in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set—including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927), which was adapted for the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 1948. Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic. Most agree that Traven was Ret Marut, a German stage actor and anarchist, who supposedly left Europe for Mexico around 1924. There are also reasons (see below) to believe that Marut/Traven's real name was Otto Feige and that he was born in Schwiebus in Brandenburg, modern day Swiebodzin in Poland. B. Traven in Mexico is also connected with Berick Traven Torsvan and Hal Croves, both of whom appeared and acted in different periods of the writer's life. Both, however, denied being Traven and claimed that they were his literary agents only, representing him in contacts with his publishers. B. Traven is the author of twelve novels, one book of reportage and several short stories, in which the sensational and adventure subjects combine with a critical attitude towards capitalism, reflecting the socialist and even anarchist sympathies of the writer. B. Traven's best known works include the novels The Death Ship from 1926 and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1927, in 1948 filmed by John Huston, and the so-called Jungle Novels, also known as the Caoba cyclus (from the Spanish word caoba, meaning mahogany), a group of six novels (including The Carreta and Government), published in the years 1930–1939, set among Mexican Indians just before and during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. B. Traven's novels and short stories became very popular as early as the interwar period and retained this popularity after the second world war; they were also translated into many languages. Most of B. Traven's books were published in German first and their English editions appeared later; nevertheless the author always claimed that the English versions were the original ones and that the German versions were only their translations. This claim is not taken seriously. This book was Traven's first major success and is still the author's second best known work after The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Due to its scathing criticism of bureaucratic authority, nationalism, and abusive labour practices, it is often described as an anarchist novel. Ref Z3 Size: 388pp. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Death Ship. The Story of an American ...
Editorial: Jonathan Cape
Año de publicación: 1940
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Thus.
Descripción Collier Books. PAPERBACK. Condición: Good. B000HW9I90 Crisp pages. Different cover than shown. Light shelf wear on cover. Tanning throughout. Sun fading. Good reading copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: LPA-HGAX-Z777
Descripción Collier Books. Condición: Good. . Nº de ref. del artículo: I08C-00504
Descripción Chicago Review Press (US), 1991. Paperback. Condición: Good. Minor shelf wear Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0009020068
Descripción Collier Books, Ny, 1969. Mass Market Paperback. Condición: Good. First published in Germany in 1926. Light creasing on the front cover and foxing on the endpapers. Nº de ref. del artículo: 002124
Descripción Lawrence Hill, NY, 1973. Reprint. 8vo, pp. 372. Wx library, bookplate and pocket removed. VG. Nº de ref. del artículo: 39679
Descripción Lawrence Hill Books, Westport, Connecticut, 1983. Paperback. Condición: Good. No Jacket. Light wear to the covers. Pages are tight and mostly clean (some check marks at the margins of some paragraphs. No spine creasing from opening. No name of previous owner. No odor. No sun fading. Nº de ref. del artículo: MP17-2701B
Descripción Lawrence Hill, 1991. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: TV9781556521102
Descripción Collier Books, 1962. Paperback. Condición: Acceptable. Creased cover. - Disclaimer: May have a different cover image than stock photos shows, as well as being a different edition/printing, unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you're looking for one of these specifically. Your order will ship with FREE Delivery Confirmation (Tracking). We are a family business, and your satisfaction is our goal!. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000077273
Descripción Collier Books, 1972. Condición: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP9064870
Descripción Cape. Hardcover. Condición: Acceptable. Ex-library copy, with usual stamps and labels. Occasional smudges to edgeworn pages. Worn and marked covers. No dust-wrapper. Photograph available on request. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000484507