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The loss of the Wager : the narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

Author: John Bulkeley; John Cummins, (Ship's carpenter); John Byron
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2004.
Series: First person singular.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"When Commodore Anson set out for the Pacific in 1740, to attack the Spanish ships on the Chilean coast, he took eight ships with him. The Wager was effectively a transport ship, carrying stores and a force of marines; as the squadron rounded Cape Horn in fearsome weather, she was unable to keep up with the rest of them, and with her gear wrecked by the storm, was driven ashore on the Patagonian coast."
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bulkeley; John Cummins, (Ship's carpenter); John Byron
ISBN: 1843830965 9781843830962
OCLC Number: 56356013
Notes: Originally published: The Wreck of the Wager. London : Folio Society, 1983.
"A voyage to the South-Seas in the years 1740-1, by John Bulkeley and John Cummins, was first published in 1743, and The narrative of the Honourable John Byron in 1768. In this edition Bulkeley's account is reprinted from the first edition and Byron's from an edition published in 1785."
Description: xxvi, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A voyage to the South Seas in the years 1740-1 / John Bulkeley --
Narrative of the Honourable John Byron / John Byron.
Series Title: First person singular.
Other Titles: Wreck of the Wager
Responsibility: with an introduction by Alan Gurney.

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The Loss of the Wager is an eighteenth century melodrama set in a ferociously inhospitable climate on one of the world's most remote and dangerous coastlines.  Read more...

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