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The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale

Author: Thomas Nickerson; Nathaniel Philbrick; Thomas Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
Series: Penguin classics.
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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  Read more...
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Loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale
(DLC) 00020147
(OCoLC)43328874
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nickerson; Nathaniel Philbrick; Thomas Philbrick
ISBN: 9781101661659 1101661658
OCLC Number: 874904034
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages).
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.
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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