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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale

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May 01, 2000 | 256 Pages

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May 01, 2000 | 256 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    May 01, 2000 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    May 01, 2000 | 256 Pages

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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale – Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase, and Others Edited and Introduced by Thomas Philbrick and Nathaniel Philbrick

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
THE ESSEX NARRATIVESFirst Reports
1. The Paddack Letter
2. The Macy LetterThe Mate’s Story
1. Chase’s Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex
2. Herman Melville’s Annotation of Chase’s NarrativeThe Boy’s Story
1. Nickerson’s “Desultory Sketches”
2. Nickerson’s Letter to LewisThe Captain’s Story
1. Excerpt from Ridgely’s Letterbook
2. Excerpt from Wilke’s Autobiography
3. Excerpt from Tyreman and Bennet’s JournalThe Boatsteerer’s Story
1. An Account of the Loss of the Essex
2. Excerpt from the Journal of the Surry
Extracts: Memories and ApocryphaNotes

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