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Title The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale [ebook] / Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase, and others ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nathaniel Philbrick and Thomas Philbrick
Published New York : Penguin Books, 2000
Descript 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages)
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Contents Introduction -- Suggestions for further reading -- Essex narratives: First reports -- Paddack letter -- Macy letter mate's story -- Chase's narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex -- Herman Melville's annotation of chase's narrative -- Boy's story -- Nickerson's "desultory sketches" -- Nickerson's letter to Lewis -- Captain's story -- Excerpt from Ridgely's letterbook -- Excerpt from Wilkes's autobiography -- Excerpt from Tyerman and Bennet's journal -- Boatsteerer's story -- Account of the loss of the Essex -- Excerpt from the journal of the Surry -- Extracts: Memories and apocrypha -- Notes
Summary In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship "Essex", thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific, was rammed by an angry sperm whale. The ship sank, leaving 20 crew members floating in three small boats. The incident provided the inspiration for Melville's masterpiece, "Moby Dick". A riveting tale of history and true-life adventure, this classic edition combines first-person narratives of the doomed voyage of the whaleship with every relevant contemporary account
Note Print version record
Subject Essex (Whaleship)
Essex (Whale-ship)
Shipwreck survival
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
TRAVEL -- Essays & Travelogues.
Shipwreck survival.
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Nickerson, Thomas, 1805-1883
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Philbrick, Thomas
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781101661659
Music # EB00401384 Recorded Books

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