Death Raft: The Human Drama of the Medusa Shipwreck

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  • ISBN-13: 9780446729970
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1977

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2006

    The tragic story of the most infamous raft in history

    Oh, where to start - there's little hope in these pages, as the drama unfolds, of any kind of happy ending. Drawn largely from the two accounts written by survivors and from the meticulous diary of a teenage girl also on the voyage, this is the uncompromising story of possibly the worst shipreck in the 19th century. McKee's deft handling of limited source material is impressive and where stories diverge, so does his story, for this is no neat tale. He is aggressive in his prose as far as the blame for the catastrophe goes, but also places the disaster in the historical and societal culture of the time, using the poor souls on the raft as a microcosm of the political and social disarray in France at the time. This is a distressing book, McKee regularly breaks the narrative to comment on the actions and thoughts of the passengers in a psychological sense, giving you both a decent historical account and an unnerving vision of the limits of human endurance and behaviour.

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