The Loss of the Ship "Essex" Sunk by a Whale (BOK)

Owen Chase, et al., Thomas Nickerson

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The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville's "Moby-Dick "and informed Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental history, "In the Heart of the Sea." In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship "Essex" was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The "Essex "sank, leaving twenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Through drastic measures, eight men survived to reveal this astonishing tale. "The Narrative of the Wreck of the Whaleship Essex," by Owen Chase, has long been the essential account of the "Essex"'s doomed voyage. But in 1980, a new account of the disaster was discovered, penned late in life by Thomas Nickerson, who had been the fifteen-year-old cabin boy of the ship. This discovery has vastly expanded and clarified the history of an event as grandiose in its time as the "Titanic." This edition presents Nickerson's never-before-published chronicle alongside Chase's version. Also included are the most important other contemporary accounts of the incident, Melville's notes in his copy of the Chase narrative, and journal entries by Emerson and Thoreau.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter et al., Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson
Forlag
PENGUIN GROUP
ISBN 9780140437966
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,6cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 202 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Nathaniel Philbrick, Thomas Philbrick Emner og form Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Geographical discovery & exploration, Maritime history