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The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale : first-person accounts

Author: Thomas Nickerson; Nathaniel Philbrick; Thomas Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, ©2000.
Series: Penguin classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two accounts of the sinking of a Nantucket whaleship by a sperm whale in 1820.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nickerson; Nathaniel Philbrick; Thomas Philbrick
ISBN: 0140437967 9780140437966
OCLC Number: 317404728
Description: xiii, 231 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics
Responsibility: Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase, and others ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nathaniel Philbrick and Thomas Philbrick.

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In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was sailing in the South Pacific when it was rammed by an angry sperm whale. The ship sank, leaving twenty crew members floating in three small boats for ninety  Read more...

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