The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives..

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Columbus's discovery of America counts as perhaps the greatest gamble of all time. His own account, however self-serving, brings us as close as we will ever get to the sheer excitement of unfolding events.
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Overview

Columbus's discovery of America counts as perhaps the greatest gamble of all time. His own account, however self-serving, brings us as close as we will ever get to the sheer excitement of unfolding events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140442175
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 162,475
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

J. M. Cohen, born in London in 1903 and a Cambridge graduate, was the author of many Penguin translations, including versions of Cervantes, Rabelais and Montaigne. For some years he assisted E. V. Rieu in editing the Penguin Classics. He collected the three books of Comic and Curious Verse and anthologies of Latin American and Cuban writing. He frequently visited Spain and made several visits to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish American countries. With his son Mark he edited the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations and its companion Dictionary of Modern Quotations.

J. M. Cohen died in 1989. The Times’ obituary described him as ‘the translator of the foreign prose classics for our times’ and ‘one of the last great English men of letters’, while the Independent wrote that ‘his influence will be felt for generations to come’.
J. M. Cohen, born in London in 1903 and a Cambridge graduate, was the author of many Penguin translations, including versions of Cervantes, Rabelais and Montaigne. For some years he assisted E. V. Rieu in editing the Penguin Classics. He collected the three books of Comic and Curious Verse and anthologies of Latin American and Cuban writing. He frequently visited Spain and made several visits to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish American countries. With his son Mark he edited the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations and its companion Dictionary of Modern Quotations.

J. M. Cohen died in 1989. The Times’ obituary described him as ‘the translator of the foreign prose classics for our times’ and ‘one of the last great English men of letters’, while the Independent wrote that ‘his influence will be felt for generations to come’.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

FIRST VOYAGE: 1492–3
General and Natural History of the Indies by Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, Bk. II, Chaps. 2–4
Digest of Columbus's Log-Book on his First Voyage Made by Bartolome de las Casas
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 27–42
Letter of Columbus to Various Persons Describing the Results of His First Voyage and Written on the Return Journey

SECOND VOYAGE: 1493–6
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 43
The Letter Written by Dr Chanca to the City of Seville
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 51–64

THIRD VOYAGE: 1498–1500
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 65
Narrative of the Third Voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Indies, in which He Discovered the Mainland, Dispatched to the Sovereigns from the Island of Hispaniola
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 73–80 and 82–6
Letter Sent by the Admiral of the Indies to the Governess of Don Juan of Castile in the year 1500, in which He Was Brought from the Indies a Prisoner
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 86 (cont.)–87

FOURTH VOYAGE: 1502–4
Letter Written by Christopher Columbus, Viceroy and Admiral of the Indies, to the Most Christian and Mighty King and Queen of Spain, Our Sovereigns
Account by Diego Mendez of Certain Incidents on Christopher Columbus's Last Voyage
The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 108

LIST OF MAPS
The Four Voyages
The First Voyage
The Second Voyage (First Map)
The Second Voyage (Second Map)
The Third Voyage
The Fourth Voyage

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