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Grace Wendell : A Tale of the Sea single work   short story   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1889... 1889 Grace Wendell : A Tale of the Sea
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Romance of a sea voyage and shipwreck with gothic touches. A sailing ship leaves Sydney for London with three passengers - all others preferring steamship travel. The narrator falls in love with the captain's niece but only the privations of shipwreck with thirst, starvation and the crew's cannibalism, and an encounter with her mad husband on a deserted wreck in mid-ocean, reveal the nature of her sorrow and clear the path for their romance. (PB)

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    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 24 no. 287 April 1889 Z1081368 1889 periodical issue 1889 pg. 438-443
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