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A high wind in Jamaica, or, The innocent voyage

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Published by Perennial Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as: The innocent voyage.

Other titlesInnocent voyage.
Statementby Richard Hughes ; with a foreword by Vernon Watkins
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.H8735, PR6015.U35 H5 1972
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24951735M
ISBN 100060830999
ISBN 109780060830991
OCLC/WorldCa15384802


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First titled The Innocent Voyage, it concerns a young girl named Emily Bas-Thornton and her four siblings, John, Edward, Laura, and Rachel, whose lives on a Jamaican plantation are interrupted when a hurricane decimates their home.

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Richard Hughes, the English novelist and dramatist who sprang to fame with his novel!`.A. High Wind in Jamaica” indied Wednesday night of leukemia at his home at Moredrin, Talsarnau. New York: Harper, First edition, published in the US in February and in Britain as A High Wind in Jamaica, in late September.

Full red goatskin, top edge gilt, decorated turn-ins, marbled endpapers; a presentation binding. Inscribed by Hughes To Isabel Paterson / With the warmest gratitude and the deepest respect from Richard Hughes / J Hughes's.

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Alexander Mackendrick | A High Wind in Jamaica - World Cinema. Nine years ago The Innocent Voyage (later retitled High Wind in Jamaica) won a great critical ovation and a loyal body of rooters for its author. Now, after an interim in which Mr. Hughes gave us only short stories, comes this new novel.

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After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. The innocent voyage Collated Access Pages: A High Wind in Jamaica (Jun) Director: Alexander Mackendrick.

Writers: Dennis Cannan; Ronald Harwood; Stanley Mann. From novel: A High Wind in Jamaica: Or, The Innocent Voyage by Richard Hughes. Keywords: Action/Adventure. Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century Jamaica, before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heel pirates.5/5(1).

A High Wind in Jamaica Facebook 'high wind'). Once on the high seas, it isn't long before their UK-bound vessel is boarded by pirates and the children end up aboard the buccaneers' ship. The original title, after all, “The Innocent Voyage”, was meant to be satirical. Take a cue from the warm weather and dig into a.

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Add to cart $ Enquire about this book. Publisher: Chatto and Windus. First English edition A High Wind in Jamaica Richard Hughes NYRB Classics, $ (paper) The Fox in theAttic Socelebrated was this first chapter in Britain that the completedbook—called The Innocent Voyage in the United States—was giventhe same name, which now all editions carry.

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A High Wind in Jamaica was much more than I expected, and I expect it will be in contention for my list of favorite reads in After nearly six years since I first ran this review on my old blog, Ready When You Are, C.B., I remain a big fan.

I loved this book and have tried to push it on several people with no success so far. The Innocent Voyage, better known these days as A High Wind in Jamaica, is the best known work of Richard Hughes, a British novelist.

It is about a pirate crew who kidnaps a family of children who were trying to find a new home (theirs was destroyed by a hurricane) in the Caribbean, and of the time the kids are held hostage.The Spider's Palace and The Innocent Voyage (High Wind in Jamaica as it is now known) proved conclusively that Richard Hughes had an affinity for children and an ability to get into their moods and to understand their reactions.

He spurns sentimentality; his inconsequentiality goes over particularly well with an adult story teller who appreciates his brand of humor.A High Wind In Jamaica Book Summary and Study Guide. (who come across as inept and innocent compared to the fierce machinations of the children) make for very black comedy indeed.

Hughes used the new theories of Freud to rip the sentimental Victorian notion of the innocence of children. Not well known today, this book was voted one of the.