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The story of the voyage : sea-narratives in eighteenth-century England

Author: Philip Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in Eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 24; Cambridge studies in Eighteenth-century English literature and thought., 24.
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Study of voyage narratives, including Cook and Bligh, set in the context of British imperialism.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Edwards
ISBN: 0521604265 9780521604260 052141301X 9780521413015
OCLC Number: 708330913
Description: 1 v. (X-244 p. -[10] p. de pl.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I: 2. William Dampier; Part II: 3. A disconsolate black albatross; 4. The wreck of the Wager; 5. Dr Hawkesworth at sea; 6. Cook and the Forsters; 7. The silence of Fletcher Christian; Part III: 8. The slave-trade; 9. Passengers; 10. Autobiographies; 11. The unfortunates; 12. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 24; Cambridge studies in Eighteenth-century English literature and thought., 24.
Responsibility: Philip Edwards.
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