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Shipwreck Of The Whaleship Essex. The True Narrative That Inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Door Owen Chase

Categorie
Ontdekkingsreizen & Expedities
Boeknummer
#192380
Titel
Shipwreck Of The Whaleship Essex. The True Narrative That Inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Auteur
Chase, Owen
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Pimlico
Jaar van uitgave
2000
ISBN10
0712667415
ISBN13
9780712667418
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
On 20 November 1820, just south of the equator, the whaling ship Essex, spotted and pursued a shoal of sperm whales. As the crew started harpooning, the largest whale – some 85 feet long – rammed the Essex twice and 'stove in her bows'. What followed was an epic three-month voyage in open boats across storm-tossed seas. Only eight men survived, sustained by eating those who died.

This edition includes Owen Chases's famous account, as well as memoirs by two other crew members and a facsimile of Herman Melville's notes on Chase's narrative.
Pagina's
141
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 6,00

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