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The captain and "the cannibal" : an epic story of exploration, kidnapping, and the Broadway stage

Author: James Fairhead
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
Series: New directions in narrative history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sailing the uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned violent, fatal cannons were fired, and Morrell abducted young Dako, a hostage so shocked by the white complexions of his kidnappers that he believed he had been captured by the dead. This gripping book unveils  Read more...
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Fairhead, James, 1962-
Captain and "the cannibal"
(DLC) 2014029610
(OCoLC)886493431
Named Person: Benjamin Morrell; Benjamin Morrell; Dako.; Dako.; Benjamin Morrell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Fairhead
ISBN: 9780300213256 0300213255
OCLC Number: 900943251
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue --
The Island --
The Captain --
At Sea --
The "Cannibal Show" --
The Tour --
The Books --
Dako, God, and Humanity --
Fame --
Return to Dako's Island --
Missing --
Tables Turned --
Sydney Respite --
Dako's Dominion --
Shipwreck --
Morrell Adrift --
Father and Son --
The Lost Colony --
Epilogue: The "Cannibal" and the Captain.
Series Title: New directions in narrative history.
Responsibility: James Fairhead.

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