Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition

Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Edited by Max Jones

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 30mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199536805
  • ISBN 13: 9780199536801
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: 17 halftones, diagrams, 3 maps
  • Sales rank: 88,003

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'For God's sake look after our people' Captain Scott's harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party's optimistic departure from New Zealand, the hazardous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and dogs across the ice to the Pole. On the way the explorers conduct scientific experiments, collect specimens, and get to know each other's characters. Their discovery that Amundsen has beaten them to their goal, and the endurance with which they face an 850-mile march to safety, have become the stuff of legend. This new edition publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. In his Introduction Max Jones illuminates the Journals' writing and publication, Scott's changing reputation, and the continued attraction of heroes in our cynical age. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Definitive...Max Jones and the publishers are to be congratulated on this new version of a classic story, and for offering it at such a reasonable price. It should be the last word for a very long time. Polar Record 42 The mother of all books about walking ..beautiful edition. Irish Timesn