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3 edition of A high wind in Jamaica. found in the catalog.

A high wind in Jamaica.

Richard Hughes

A high wind in Jamaica.

by Richard Hughes

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Published by Life and letters in [London] .
Written in English


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An abridgement published prior to the full version.

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Open LibraryOL20188462M

"A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes is like those books you used to read under the covers with a flashlight, only infinitely more delicious and macabre." — Andrew Sean Greer, All Things Considered, NPR. Find books like A High Wind in Jamaica from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked A High Wind in Jamaica also liked: Main.

Hughes’s first novel, A High Wind in Jamaica, came out in and was a best seller in the United Kingdom and America. In Hazard followed ten years later. Hughes also wrote stories for children and radio plays, but his final major undertaking was the “The Human Predicament”, an ambitious amalgamation of fact and fiction that would track. Get this from a library! A high wind in Jamaica. [Richard Hughes] -- This novel chronicles two sensitive children's violent voyage from innocence to experience. After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children.

  A High Wind in Jamaica is one of those rare novels that works on more than one level and can appeal to all ages. It changes as we change, and its theme is change itself. Changes of all kinds fill.   A High Wind in Jamaica (Book): Hughes, Richard: "After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way their ship is set upon by pirates, and the children are accidentally transferred to the pirate vessel. Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn't .


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A High Wind in Jamaica is not so much a book as a curious object, like a piece of driftwood torqued into an alarming shape from years at sea. And like driftwood, it seems not to have been made, exactly, but simply to have come into being, so perfectly is its form married to its by:   Mr. Hughes book is that lithograph come to life in another art.

Ford Madox Ford [An] eerie, magical, and now unfortunately little-read tale of middle-class English children on a ship, bound for England.A High Wind in Jamaica is /5(27). High Wind in Jamaica was first published in as The Innocent Voyage.

It was Hughes first novel -- he was It was Hughes first novel -- he was As it turned out, Hughes was not a prolific writer and is often used as an example when discussing writers block/5.

A High Wind in Jamaica is not so much a book as a curious object, like a piece of driftwood torqued into an alarming shape from years at sea.

And like driftwood, it seems not to have been made, exactly, but simply to have come into being, so perfectly is its form married to its content.4/4(98). Free download or read online A High Wind in Jamaica pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Richard Hughes. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, classics story are,/5. A High Wind in Jamaica is a novel by Welsh author Richard Hughes. 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.

A High Wind in Jamaica, New York Review of Books, The unnamed narrator begins by describing the Gothic ruins of post-Emancipation Jamaica. In one of these homes lives the Bas-Thornton family.

link Link A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes, is the story of five British children, the Bas-Thorntons from Jamaica, who are abducted by.

Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t9rx02 Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library dev4. A High Wind in Jamaica NPR coverage of A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The jacket blurbs for Richard Hughes’ A High Wind in Jamaica insist this book is a twentieth-century classic.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Classic. You’d rather eat glass than read a classic. Classics mean pain – the kind you feel when you’re bopped on the back of the head for dozing off during a lecture on Beowulf. In terms of torture categories, reading High Wind isn’t.

High-seas piracy and the complex psychological lives of children are brought together, quite strikingly, in Richard Hughes’s novel "A High Wind in Jamaica." This book looks ahead to William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies" in the way it suggests that the outward innocence of children may conceal a capacity for cruel and wicked acts; but Hughes’s presentation of these ideas Reviews:   On its surface, Hughes' High Wind in Jamaica is the story of two families of young cchildren, sent home to England by their parents following a cataclysmic hurricane that levels their plantation in Jamaica.

Subsequently the children are kidnapped by pirates; the book follows their story until their eventual return to by: A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage by Richard Hughes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at On the high seas of the Caribbean, a family of English children is set loose – sent by their parents from their home in Jamaica to receive the civilising effects of England.

When their ship is captured by pirates, the thrilling cruise continues as the children transfer their affections from one batch of sailors to another. About A High Wind in Jamaica 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.

One of my favorite books. From the first page the reader is dropped into a land which is mysterious, fantastical, yet almost painfully real. Published inA High Wind in Jamaica for me stands as an essential part of English literature.5/5(1). Directed by Alexander Mackendrick.

With Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova. Ina Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids/10(K).

A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes is like those books you used to read under the covers with a flashlight, only infinitely more delicious and macabre. — Andrew Sean Greer, All Things Considered, NPR. Deeply bizarre and sometimes hilarious particularly diverting is the sly narrative voice, which keeps darting around and sneaking up on.

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.

To say A High Wind in Jamaica is a novel about children who are abducted by pirates is to make it seem like a children's book. But that's completely wrong; its theme is .As "A High Wind in Jamaica," this story of a ship full of English children captured by pirates was filmed indirected by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn.

Martin Amis, then 16 years-old, had a part. First edition, published in the US in February and in Britain as A High Wind in Jamaica, in late September.The racism is the big hurdle, but there's a reason 'A High Wind in Jamaica' was the first book reprinted as a New York Review Book Classic, Hughes is a brilliant writer.

The worlds of the children and the adults are sharply delineated; at every situation Hughes highlights how much the adult and children misunderstand one another, usually to the %(52).