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Chase, Owen

Overview
Works: 33 works in 126 publications in 5 languages and 4,716 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Graphic novels  History  Sea stories  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: G530.E77, 910.45
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Most widely held works by Owen Chase
The wreck of the whaleship Essex; a narrative account by Owen Chase( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Nantucket whaler's destruction on November 20, 1820 by an enraged sperm whale and a record of privation and suffering by crew on the open Pacific
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )

27 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original account of the whaleship attacked by a whale off the Pacific coast of South America which inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick
Wreck of the whale ship Essex: the complete illustrated edition : the extraordinary and distressing memoir that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick by Owen Chase( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated edition of the firsthand account of the whaler Essex's attack and sinking by a sperm whale, the inspiration for Moby-Dick. Includes a new introduction and supplementary extracts from a variety of sources"--
The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale by Thomas Nickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
El desastre del Essex, hundido por una ballena by Owen Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Untergang der Essex : Moby Dick - die wahre Geschichte by Owen Chase( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket; : which was attacked and finally destroyed by a large spermaceti-whale, in the Pacific Ocean; with an account of the unparalleled sufferings of the captain and crew during a space of ninety-three days at sea, in open boats, in the years 1819 & 1820. by Owen Chase( Book )

4 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First hand account by the first mate of the Essex which was shipwrecked and sunk by a whale, this becoming the inspiration for Melville's Moby Dick. Describes the ramming and sinking of the ship by a furious sperm whale on Nov. 20, 1819 some 2,000 miles west of the Galapagos. The surviving twenty crew members struggled to exist in three open boats, but only eight lived through the ordeal. Six men who died of natural causes were eaten by their shipmates and one other crew member was shot and eaten. The voyage of the two small boats, rescued off South America, was twice as long as that of Bligh after the Bounty Mutiny. Australian connections include the ship Surry picking up three men on Henderson/Elizabeth Island and their trip to Sydney stopping at Pitcairn Island; eventual accounts by the survivors and Surry crew; Thomas Raine, Surry captain, prominence in the Australian whaling industry
La tragédie de l'"Essex" ou Le fantasme de Moby Dick by Owen Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il naufragio della baleniera Essex by Owen Chase( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit de l'extraordinaire et affligeant naufrage du baleinier "Essex" de Nantucket... by Owen Chase( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragédie au coeur de l'océan by Owen Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wreck of the whaleship Essex : a first-hand account of one of history's most extraordinary maritime disasters by Owen Chase( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melinda E. Pittman photographs collection by Melinda E Pittman( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of black-and-white and color prints and slides. The majority of images are publicity images of or including Melinda Pittman, an Oregon-based music theater performer. In addition to publicity photographs of Pittman alone, there are shots of her with cast members of several of her music comedy shows, including Angels- the Next Generation, Summer Angels - Some Are Not, the Fallen Angel Choir, and Portland Labor Players II. The collection includes publicity images photographed by Portland photographer Owen Chase. The collection additionally contains images related to Pittman's 50th and 60th birthdays
Beneath the heart of the sea : the sinking of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick and the new feature film Heart of the Sea. A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, Beneath the Heart of the Sea is an extreme account of shipwreck survival.On the morning of November 20,1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of twenty, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. A bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography, originally published in 1821, which Hesperus is proud to reissue in a stylish new edition
Stove by a whale : Owen Chase and the Essex by Thomas Farel Heffernan( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A thrilling documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale
Melinda E. Pittman photographs collection( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Additional images from Accession 24426 incorporated into the collection in April 2013
Moby Dick by Sophie Furse( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Den unge Ismaels eneste ønske er at blive hvalfanger. Sammen med sin indfødte ven får han hyre på en hvalfangerbåd med en gal kaptajn, hvis eneste mål er at få ram på den hvide dræberhval, Moby Dick
The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex The True Narrative That Inspired Herman Melville's Moby-dick by Owen Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The wreck of the whaleship Essex; a narrative account
Alternative Names
Owen Chase Amerikaans stuurman (1797-1869)

Owen Chase gebürtiger Engländer, Obermaat des Neuengland-Walfängers Essex

Owen Chase navigatore e scrittore statunitense

اوون چیس

オーウェン・チェイス

Languages
English (105)

French (5)

German (4)

Italian (3)

Spanish (2)

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Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship EssexThe loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whaleThe wreck of the whaleship Essex : a first-hand account of one of history's most extraordinary maritime disastersMoby DickNarrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship EssexEating Owen : the imagined true story of four coffins from Nantucket : Abigail, Nancy, Zimri, and Owen