The Cruise of the Cachalot

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The Cruise of the Cachalot is an 1898 semi-autobiographical travel narrative by Frank T. Bullen that depicts a Whaling expedition from a seaman's perspective. After its initial publication, the book sold well amongst readers, and was well liked.[1] The work was included on a number of early 20th century primary and secondary school reading lists,[2] and Rudyard Kipling's letters include reference to his having read the work with his children.[3]


  1. ^ Schell, Jennifer (2013). "Preface: "A Bold and Hardy Race of Men"". "A Bold and Hardy Race of Men": The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. pp. ix–xiv. ISBN 9781613762738. Retrieved 7 Jul 2015 – via Project MUSE.
  2. ^ S. C. Garrisona; Lector Hackworth. "A comparison of ten book lists for children's reading": 102–111. doi:10.1080/01619563109535059.
  3. ^ Shires, Linda M. (2015). "Mutual Adaptation in Rudyard Kipling's Letters to His Children and Just So Stories". Children's Literature. 43: 182–207. doi:10.1353/chl.2015.0015.

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