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    Scott's Last Expedition (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Introduction and notes by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionThe final letters and diary entries of Robert Falcon Scott - written in his last days, while hopelessly trapped in a tiny tent by a raging blizzard on the Great Ice Barrier - are among the most poignant and haunting passages ever penned. 'Had we lived,' he wrote, 'I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman.' Scott's diaries, discovered with his body the next spring and then used as the essence of the book Scott's Last Expedition, caught the public imagination in a way few tales of exploration ever have. The account of Scott's second Antarctic expedition describes the near-disastrous voyage south, the dangers and beauties of the long, dark winter, and the brutal hardships of the trek to the South Pole. But it was the Polar Party's unflagging stamina, bravery, and spirit on their tragic return after finding they had been beaten to their goal by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen that so resonated with the British public. Scott's evocative telling of this story created a legend that would grip the world for generations.


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    Title
    Scott's Last Expedition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Introduction and notes by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 848
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226690
    ISBN 10: 1840226692
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: BTH
    DC23: 919.89
    Thema V1.0: RGR, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
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