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The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel

Author: Andrea Barrett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An expedition by sea to the Arctic in 1885 to search for the explorer, John Franklin. The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a naturalist who considers himself a loser. The loser lives, the dynamo dies. By the author of Ship Fever.
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Historical fiction
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Barrett
ISBN: 039304632X 9780393046328 0393319504 9780393319507
OCLC Number: 38286625
Description: 399 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: His Lists (May 1855) --
Past the Cave Where the Cold Arises (June-July 1855) --
A Riot of Objects (July-August 1855) --
A Little Detour (August-September 1855) --
The Ice in Its Great Abundance (October 1855-March 1856) --
Who Hears the Fishes When They Cry? (April-August 1856) --
The Goblins Known as Innersuit (August-October 1856) --
Toodlamik, Skin and Bones (November 1856-March 1857) --
A Big Stone Slipped from His Grasp (April-August 1857) --
Specimens of the Native Tribes (September 1857) --
The Nightmare Skeleton (October 1857-August 1858).
Responsibility: Andrea Barrett.

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This novel focuses on the expedition of the Narwhal to the Arctic through the eyes of its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells. We meet the Narwhal's commander - obsessed with the  Read more...

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