The Death Ship Author:B. Traven "A monumental tale by a great teller of truthful and imaginative stories." - The New Republic — In The Death Ship, a young New Orleans Sailor, hopelessly stranded in Antwerp with neither money nor passport, drifts from country to country until he joins the "black gang" of the fearsome death ship Yorikke. Once on board, he finds himself trapped in... more » the filthy hold of a battered, decaying tramp ship bound for destruction.
"Beginning as a kind of humorous satire on governmental bureaucracy and the absurdity of passports, it rises into a powerful sea-fantasia and ends as a Moby Dick of the stokehold.... Towards the terrific climax of the book, its rough, virile style becomes a perfect torrent of slashing description and vivid nightmare." - The Saturday Review
B. Traven, one of the most mysterious literary figures of the twentieth century (his true identity has long been a closely guarded secret) is the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. His twelve novels, published in more than 500 editions in 36 languages, have sold millions of copies. The Death Ship, first published in Germany in 1926, has sold more than a quarter million copies in Europe and Latin America amd more than a million in Russia.
The Collier edition was first printed in 1962, and its second printing was in 1968.« less