Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

by Stuart Houston
     
 


Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes… See more details below

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Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers.

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Back accompanied Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition and kept a lively record in prose and watercolor sketches. This is a reprint of the 1994 work which completed the editor's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers. Houston provides an introduction and extensive annotations. I.S. MacLaren comments on the paintings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773511811
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
10/25/1994
Series:
Rupert's Land Record Society Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.20(d)

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