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Essex (Whale-ship)

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Works: 22 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 546 library holdings
Genres: History  Sea stories  Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography 
Classifications: G530.E77, 910.9164
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Publications about Essex (Whale-ship)
Most widely held works about Essex (Whale-ship)
    Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
    4 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
    Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean near South American in 1820. Of the twenty-man crew, only eight survived the horrific ordeal; some men were stranded on an island, all remaining crew were forced to eat food tainted by seawater and drink their own urine, and finally, when members of the crew started dying, those still alive resorted to cannibalism until they were rescued. Narrative of the Whale-ship Essex inspired Herman Melville to write his enduring classic Moby-Dick in 1851; it also inspired the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, based on the 2000 best-selling book of the same name
    The wreck of the whaleship Essex; a narrative account by Owen Chase( Book )
    5 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
    Story of the Nantucket whaler's destruction on November 20, 1820 by an enraged sperm whale and a record of privation and suffering by crew on the open Pacific
    The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale by Thomas Nickerson( Book )
    1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    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 whaleship with every relevant contemporary account
    In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
    The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the twenty sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats (one of which was again attacked by a whale) and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal, after resorting to cannibalising their mates. Three months after the Essex was broken up, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising off the coast of South America, spotted a small boat in the open ocean. As they pulled alongside they saw piles of bones in the bottom of the boat, at least two skeletons' worth, with two survivors, almost skeletons themselves, sucking the marrow from the bones of their dead ship-mates
    South American fights and fighters, and other tales of adventure by Cyrus Townsend Brady( Book )
    5 editions published between 1910 and 1913 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    In the heart of the sea : [the tragedy of the whaleship Essex] by Nathaniel Philbrick( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
    The epic true story that inspired Moby Dick
    The loss of the "Essex" : sunk by a whale in mid-ocean by Edouard A Stackpole( Book )
    1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
    Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whaleship Essex by Owen Chase( Book )
    3 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 7 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
    Loss of the Essex, destroyed by a whale with an account of the sufferings of the crew, who were driven to extreme measures to sustain life by R. B Forbes( Book )
    2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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