Oliver Optic is the pseudonym of the American teacher, noted academic and author of juvenile literature William Taylor Adams. Published in 1866, "Outward Bound; or, Young America Afloat", the first volume of the first "Young America Abroad" series, tells a story of a the Academy Ship "Young America" and its residents across the Atlantic. Besides a full description of everyday routine of the ship, the story pays attention to the follies and frailties of youth. But will their vices be revealed? And will there be the remedy? A classic example of Adams' sometimes rather careless, but very natural style, the story captures the readers' attention at once. Do you want to be carried away by the fascinating adventures of the young boys during their voyage? Then download the book and enjoy the reading!