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Author Heffernan, Thomas Farel, 1933-

Title Stove by a whale : Owen Chase and the Essex / Thomas Farel Heffernan
Edition [First edition.]
Published Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press ; [New York] : Distributed by Columbia University Press, [1981]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Owen Chase -- Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket, by Owen Chase -- Ne Cede Malis -- Next Lowering. Owen Chase after the Essex ; George Pollard, Jr. ; The Other Survivors -- Telling the Story. The Authorship and Publication of Owen Chase's Narrative ; Herman Melville ; Accounts and Borrowings -- Appendices. A : Herman Melville's Annotations and Markings in His Copy of Owen Chase's Narrative ; B : The Story of the Essex Shipwreck Presented in Captain Pollard's Interview with George Bennet ; C : Thomas Chapple's Account of the Loss of the Essex ; D : March 7, 1821, Letter of Commodore Ridgely to the Secretary of the Navy ; E : The "Paddack Letter" on the Rescue of Captain Pollard and Charles Ramsdell ; F : Report of the Essex Shipwreck and Rescue in the Sydney Gazette, June 9, 1821 ; G : Table of Islands from Bowditch's Navigator ; H : Chase Genealogy
Summary A documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale. This book contains a harrowing account by the ship's first mate of the survivors' three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative that directly inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece Moby Dick
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-265) and index
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Subject Chase, Owen.
Chase, Owen
Melville, Herman. Moby Dick.
Essex (Whaleship)
Essex (Whaleship)
Whalers (Persons) -- United States -- Biography
TRAVEL -- Cruises.
Whalers (Persons)
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Chase, Owen.
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 80021603
ISBN 9780819573773