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    The Voyage of the Discovery (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Introduction by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionWhen I received the script of The Voyage of the Discovery I was amazed. I had only to read a few pages to realise that it was literature, unique of its kind ...Scott's mind was like wax to receive an impression and like marble to retain it'. So wrote Leonard Huxley, and he was not alone in his opinion. When this account of Scott's first Antarctic expedition appeared in 1905 the reviewers recognised it as a masterpiece and the first printing sold out immediately. Scott is best known for his doomed last expedition in 1912, but it was this earlier voyage that truly began the opening up of the Antarctic continent and laid the groundwork for the 'Heroic Age' of Antarctic exploration. The record of that voyage is a classic account by a remarkable explorer who was also one of the most talented writers in the field of polar exploration. Scott brings alive for the reader the brilliance of the aurora in the long winter nights, the hunger and danger of sledging trips, the isolation, and the joy of seeing what no human eye had previously seen.


 

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    Title
    The Voyage of the Discovery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Introduction by Beau Riffenburgh, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840221770
    ISBN 10: 1840221771
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP, 3JJC, 1MTS
    Thema V1.0: RGR, WTLP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Herts