In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale

In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale

In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale

In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale

Synopsis

With his signature approach to literary sleuthing, Tim Severin retraces the footsteps of castaways and pirates to discover the inspiration behind Daniel Defoe's brilliant creation, Robinson Crusoe. Insightful travel writing, riveting narrative history, and clever scholarly discoveries make this a remarkably rich and varied book. Tim Severin has once again demonstrated a superb ability to bring together literature and adventure in an engrossing narrative.

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I have seen Owen Chace [sic] who was chief mate of the Essex at the time of the tragedy; I have read his plain and faithful narrative; I have conversed with his son; and all within a few miles of the scene of the catastrophe.'

Herman melville, Moby Dick . . .

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