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Chase, Owen

Overview
Works: 27 works in 96 publications in 5 languages and 3,425 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Graphic novels  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Logbooks 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: G545.C48, 910.45
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Most widely held works about Owen Chase
 
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Most widely held works by Owen Chase
The wreck of the whaleship Essex; a narrative account by Owen Chase( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and German and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author, first mate on the Essex, tells "the riveting life-and-death saga of man against the deep that inspired the writing of Moby Dick."--Cover
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
17 editions published between 1821 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 467 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
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( )
4 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 106 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
Narratives of the wreck of the whale-ship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
3 editions published between 1935 and 1989 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narratives of the wreck of the whale-ship Essex of Nantucket which was destroyed by a whale in the Pacific ocean in the year 1819 by Owen Chase( Book )
4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale by Owen Chase( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
El desastre del Essex, hundido por una ballena by Owen Chase( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship essex by Owen Chase( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il naufragio della baleniera Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wreck of the whale ship Essex : the extraordinary and distressing memoir that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick by Owen Chase( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( 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
by Essex (Whaleship)( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Account, kept by Owen Chase, of sperm oil shipped from Bonaverto to New York to be further shipped to Nantucket
Wharf book by Essex (Whaleship)( )
1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Settlement of accounts, kept by Owen Chase, with Obed Macy of Pollard Chase and others who signed on in 1917
by Charles Carroll (Ship : 1832-1853)( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Log/Journal, kept by Chase, of a whaling voyage to the South Pacific
The wreck of the whaleship Essex a first-hand account of one of history's most extraordinary maritime disasters by Owen Chase( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On the morning of 20 November 1820, the Essex was sunk, rammed by an enraged whale. Twenty sailors managed to scramble into three frail boats and took to the open sea. Ninety days of starvation followed. First Mate Owen Chase survived to publish his journal of these extraordinary events, but only by eating the flesh of his former shipmates
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 )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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"--
Beneath the Heart of the Sea The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
Ranging in date from circa 1981 to 2000, the Melinda E. Pittman photographs collection consists of 108 black-and-white prints, 51 color prints, 18 dye diffusion transfer prints (Polaroids), ten black-and-white negatives, and 8 color negatives. The bulk of the collection consists of publicity portraits of Melinda Pittman, an Oregon-based music theater performer; Pittman is photographed alone and with unidentified members of the casts of several of her music comedy shows, including the Angels--the Next Generation, Summer Angels--Some are Not, The Fallen Angel Choir, and Portland Labor Players II. Some of the publicity images were photographed by Portland photographer Owen Chase. The collection is unprocessed
 
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Languages
English (85)
German (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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