The Voyage of the Narwhal

The Voyage of the Narwhal

A Novel

Book - 1998 | 1st ed
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An expedition by sea to the Arctic in 1885 to search for the explorer, John Franklin. The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a naturalist who considers himself a loser. The loser lives, the dynamo dies. By the author of Ship Fever.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393046328
039304632X
9780393319507
0393319504
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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SPPL_János Mar 08, 2018

A brother and sister eclipsed by the fame of others struggle to survive a misguided 1855 expedition to the Arctic, he in the icebound wilds and she in stern Philadelphia society. Barrett vividly conveys the details of 19th century life and the harshness of nature and the human heart.

ontherideau Jan 02, 2018

"Barrett tells a gripping story shaped by masterful interpretations of the paradigms of science and the volatile nature of the mind, a wilderness every bit as challenging as the forbidding Arctic."
The above quote sums up my view of this book. I read it many years ago but remember it still.

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