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Chase, Owen

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Works: 26 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 3,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Adventure stories, American  History  Adventure stories  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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The wreck of the whaleship Essex; a narrative account by Owen Chase( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
The author, first mate on the Essex, tells "the riveting life-and-death saga of man against the deep that inspired the writing of Moby Dick."--Cover
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
17 editions published between 1821 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The original account of the whaleship attacked by a whale off the Pacific coast of South America which inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket which was attacked and finally destroyed by a large spermaceti-whale, in the Pacific Ocean : with an account of the unparalleled sufferings of the captain and crew during a space of ninety-three days at sea, in open boats, in the years 1819 & 1820 by Owen Chase( file )
4 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
First hand account by the first mate of the Essex which was shipwrecked and sunk by a whale, this becoming the inspiration for Melville's Moby Dick. Describes the ramming and sinking of the ship by a furious sperm whale on Nov. 20, 1819 some 2,000 miles west of the Galapagos. The surviving twenty crew members struggled to exist in three open boats, but only eight lived through the ordeal. Six men who died of natural causes were eaten by their shipmates and one other crew member was shot and eaten. The voyage of the two small boats, rescued off South America, was twice as long as that of Bligh after the Bounty Mutiny. Australian connections include the ship Surry picking up three men on Henderson/Elizabeth Island and their trip to Sydney stopping at Pitcairn Island; eventual accounts by the survivors and Surry crew; Thomas Raine, Surry captain, prominence in the Australian whaling industry
Narratives of the wreck of the whale-ship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
3 editions published between 1935 and 1989 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Narratives of the wreck of the whale-ship Essex of Nantucket which was destroyed by a whale in the Pacific ocean in the year 1819 by Owen Chase( Book )
4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale by Owen Chase( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea. In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving twenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Through drastic measures, eight men survived to reveal this astonishing tale. The Narrative of the Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, by Owen Chase, has long been the essential account of the Essex's doomed voyage. But in 1980, a new account of the disaster was discovered, penned late in life by Thomas Nickerson, who had been the fifteen-year-old cabin boy of the ship. This discovery has vastly expanded and clarified the history of an event as grandiose in its time as the Titanic. This edition presents Nickerson's never-before-published chronicle alongside Chase's version. Also included are the most important other contemporary accounts of the incident, Melville's notes in his copy of the Chase narrative, and journal entries by Emerson and Thoreau
Der Untergang der Essex : Moby Dick - die wahre Geschichte by Owen Chase( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
El desastre del Essex, hundido por una ballena ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship essex by Owen Chase( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La tragédie de l'"Essex" ou Le fantasme de Moby Dick by Owen Chase( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The wreck of the whaleship Essex a first-hand account of one of history's most extraordinary maritime disasters by Owen Chase( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
On the morning of 20 November 1820, the Essex was sunk, rammed by an enraged whale. Twenty sailors managed to scramble into three frail boats and took to the open sea. Ninety days of starvation followed. First Mate Owen Chase survived to publish his journal of these extraordinary events, but only by eating the flesh of his former shipmates
Il naufragio della baleniera Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Melinda E. Pittman photographs collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Additional images from Accession 24426 incorporated into the collection in April 2013
Stove by a whale Owen Chase and the Essex by Thomas Farel Heffernan( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A thrilling documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale
Wharf book by Essex (Whaleship)( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Settlement of accounts, kept by Owen Chase, with Obed Macy of Pollard Chase and others who signed on in 1917
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
 
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Languages
English (82)
German (4)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
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