Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex / Edition 1

Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex / Edition 1

by Thomas Farel Heffernan
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Wesleyan University Press

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Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex / Edition 1

The first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship’s first mate of the survivors’ three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative that inspired Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick.

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ISBN-13: 9780819562449
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 831,022
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Owen Chase
Chapter two: Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of a Whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket, by Owen Chase
Chapter Three: Ne Cede Malis
Chapter four: Next Lowering: Owen Chase after the Essex, George Pollard, Jr., The Other Survivors
Chapter Five: Telling the Story: The Authorship and Publication of Owen Chase’s Narrative, Herman Melville, Accounts and Borrowings
Appendices: Her man Melville’s Annotations and Markings in His Copy of Owen Chase’s Narrative, The Story of the Essex Shipwreck Presented in Captain Pollard’s Interrview with George Bennet, Thomas Chapple’s Account of the Loss of the Essex, March 7, 1821, Letter of Commodore Ridgely to the Secretary of the Navy, The “Paddack Letter” on the Rescue of Captain Pollard and Charles Ramsdell, Report of the Essex Shipwreck and rescue in the Sydney Gazette, June 9, 1821, Table of Islands from Bowditch’s Navigator, Chase Genealogy

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