in the heart of the sea the tragedy of the whaleship essex

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In The Heart Of The Sea

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 0141001828
Genre : History
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Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.

In The Heart Of The Sea

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 1101221577
Genre : History
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In The Heart Of The Sea

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 0141001828
Genre : History
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Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9788899163440
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60. 39 MB
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Il capitano Achab che con la sua baleniera e il suo equipaggio va a caccia dell'enorme balena bianca è entrato nell'immaginario collettivo ed è una vera e propria icona della narrativa moderna. 'Moby Dick' racconta di questo avventuroso duello, lasciando ampio spazio a riflessioni e osservazioni di carattere scientifico, religioso e filosofico che Melville in queste pagine fa pronunciare all'altro protagonista, Ismaele, il suo vero e proprio alter ego cartaceo. Facendo ampio uso dell'allegoria come poi molti altri autori di spicco del Novecento, questo libro pubblicato inizialmente nel 1851 è un vero e proprio trattato di epica ma anche di biologia marina. All'interno di queste pagine troverete anche molte citazioni bibliche e continui riferimenti all'opera di Shakespeare, anticipando quel modernismo di cui poi, nel Ventesimo Secolo, sarà protagonista James Joyce. La grande balena bianca che alla fine trionfa sempre è anche una sorta di lirico contrappasso nei confronti di una società sempre più veloce nell'aggiornarsi dal punto di vista industriale eppure incapace di vincere sulle forze del mare e della natura. Moby Dick, inteso come libro e come cetaceo, è entrata a buon diritto nella cultura di massa contemporanea e se ne trovano tuttora riferimenti in opere cinematografiche, musicali (la celebre strumentale 'Moby Dick' dei Led Zeppelin) e nelle arti figurative.

Beneath The Heart Of The Sea

Author : Owen Chase
ISBN : 184391560X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the feature film Heart of the Sea A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, this is an extreme account of shipwreck survival. On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of 20, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. This is a bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder, and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography, originally published in 1821.

Why Read Moby Dick

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9781101545218
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels, yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay. Fortunately, one unabashed fan wants passionately to give Melville's masterpiece the broad contemporary audience it deserves. In his National Book Award- winning bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick captivatingly unpacked the story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the real-life incident that inspired Melville to write Moby- Dick. Now, he sets his sights on the fiction itself, offering a cabin master's tour of a spellbinding novel rich with adventure and history. Philbrick skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. A perfect match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? gives us a renewed appreciation of both Melville and the proud seaman's town of Nantucket that Philbrick himself calls home. Like Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, this remarkable little book will start conversations, inspire arguments, and, best of all, bring a new wave of readers to a classic tale waiting to be discovered anew.

Stove By A Whale

Author : Thomas Farel Heffernan
ISBN : 0819562440
Genre : History
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A thrilling documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale.

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