Egan Maritime Institute

The Nantucket Reader


by multiple authors

Its 350 years of settlement have generated a wealth of fine writing about Nantucket in journals, ballads and narratives: novels, poetry, essays and rhetoric. The Nantucket Reader includes 50 selections about the island experience by 43 writers – classics of American literature, well-known Nantucket stalwarts, cool contemporary voices and many wonderfully surprising choices. There are first-hand accounts, as well, of life at sea and of the struggles against slavery and for women’s rights.

Edited by Susan F. Beegel, The Nantucket Reader also provides an introduction to the island’s literary history and background information on each author. Filled with adventure, humor, mystery, history, horror and inspiration, it is a must-have for every devoted reader who loves Nantucket.

2009, $34.95 hardcover

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