Vagabond Adventures

Ralph KEELER (1840 - 1873)

Ralph Keeler failed as a novelist, but this autobiography reflects a life well-lived with humor and adventure. Keeler was in the same literary circle as satirist Bret Harte, novelist Charles Warren Stoddard, editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and essayist William Dean Howells. He so impressed Mark Twain that Twain wrote an essay about him called "Ralph Keeler". In 1873, on his way to Cuba, he reportedly was thrown overboard by a Spanish loyalist who objected to his backing of the revolutionary, anti-Spanish movement. - Summary by John Greenman

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, History , Humor

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 BOOK I. AMONG WHARVES AND CABINS. CHAPTER I. Prefatory John Greenman
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Play 02 CHAPTER II. Family Matters John Greenman
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Play 03 CHAPTER III. A Fugitive John Greenman
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Play 04 CHAPTER IV. A Stormy Time John Greenman
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Play 05 CHAPTER V. A Boy’s Paradise John Greenman
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Play 06 CHAPTER VI. The Contumely of Captains John Greenman
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Play 07 CHAPTER VII. Almost a Tragedy John Greenman
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Play 08 CHAPTER VIII. Taken Prisoner John Greenman
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Play 09 CHAPTER IX. Squalor John Greenman
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Play 10 CHAPTER X. A Final Triumph John Greenman
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Play 11 BOOK II. THREE YEARS AS A NEGRO-MINSTREL. CHAPTER I. My First Company John Greenman
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Play 12 CHAPTER II. I become a Beneficiary John Greenman
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Play 13 CHAPTER III. The Fate of the Serenaders John Greenman
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Play 14 CHAPTER IV. The Trials and Triumphs of the “Booker Troupe” John Greenman
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Play 15 CHAPTER V. The Last of the “Booker Troupe” John Greenman
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Play 16 CHAPTER VI. “The Mitchells” John Greenman
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Play 17 CHAPTER VII. On the Floating Palace John Greenman
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Play 18 CHAPTER VIII. Wild Life John Greenman
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Play 19 CHAPTER IX. The Performer Socially John Greenman
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Play 20 CHAPTER X. Adieu to the Stage John Greenman
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Play 21 BOOK III. THE TOUR OF EUROPE FOR $181 IN CURRENCY. CHAPTER I. Starting on a Cattle-Train John Greenman
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Play 22 CHAPTER II. Taking to European Ways John Greenman
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Play 23 CHAPTER III. Student Life and Wanderings John Greenman
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Play 24 CHAPTER IV. A Fight with Famine John Greenman
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Play 25 CHAPTER V. The Conclusion John Greenman
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