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The Resource Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, Owen Chase, (electronic resource)

Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, Owen Chase, (electronic resource)

Label
Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex
Title
Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex
Statement of responsibility
Owen Chase
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The incident, which occurred in the same year that Herman Melville was born, became a primary source of inspiration for Moby-Dick. Indeed, much of the detail and color in the final chapter of Melville's work is drawn directly from these three eyewitness accounts. The book also served as the basis for the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth. The harrowing events are described in detail by the first mate, Owen Chase, and corroborated in all essentials by both the captain, George Pollard, and the second mate, Thomas Chappel. Although the ship sank quickly after the attack, the horror lingered for months, and ended in cannibalism as the survivors drifted helplessly in small boats across thousands of miles of open sea. These three narratives are reprinted from a rare limited edition. An introduction traces the incorporation of the real-life incident into Melville's fictional re-creation, and twelve beautiful wood engravings add a further note of drama
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CtWfDGI
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Chase, Owen
Dewey number
  • 910.4/5
  • 910.4/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.E77
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Essex (Whaleship)
Target audience
adult
Label
Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, Owen Chase, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MDgwNzI3
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00007396
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486808796
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486808796
  • (Sirsi) b1431083
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, Owen Chase, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MDgwNzI3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007396
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486808796
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486808796
  • (Sirsi) b1431083
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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