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In Hazard
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  • Published: 15 July 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099437444
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

In Hazard


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'A tremendous piece of dramatic narrative description-as thrilling a yarn as you are likely to pick up-Magnificent' Sunday Times

A sea-story of vivid adventures. In Hazard is set on board the British ship
Archimedes which is bound for the Far East from Norfolk, Virginia, via
the Panama Canal. When the crew suddenly find themselves in the middle
of a violent hurricane, the book becomes an absorbing study of who
different men behave when faced with danger.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099437444
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes was born in 1900 and educated at Chaterhouse School and Oriel College, Oxford. A highly original and idiosyncratic writer, he wrote poems and plays as well as novels, but it is for these that he is best remembered, the most famous of which was his first, A High Wind in Jamaica, published in 1929. A remarkable man, he could number Masefield, Yeats, T.E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Augustus John and Dylan Thomas amongst his friends and acquaintances. Married to the painter Frances Bazley in 1932, he died in 1976.

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Praise for In Hazard

“To take the same subject as Conrad in Typhoon would be foolhardy if it were not so triumphantly justified”

Graham Greene


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