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Antarctic Navigation

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Description

The dazzling landscape central to this multifaceted tale of adventure and aspiration is the white Antarctic vastness known as the Ice. The story told is of an expedition to the South Pole, led by a young, ardent American woman, Morgan Lamont - an expedition inspired and haunted by the tragic journey, eighty years before, of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. For Morgan, Scott's life, his dream, his death, and the very concept of Antarctic navigation are obsessive emblems of the search for integrity in a morally precarious age. Freed by her mother's quixotic and frightening sacrifice and the generosity of a hitherto estranged grandfather, she sets out to fulfil her own dream - to vindicate Scott by recreating his historic polar expedition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 54mm | 639.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747571724
  • 9780747571728
  • 369,458

Review quote

'A vast and beautifully written book ... reads like a wonderful Victorian novel, weaving historical and contemporary dramas with rich sub-plots and vivid descriptions of the harsh landscape' Vogue 'In the dazzling landscape of the highest, driest, coldest place on earth, the detail and descriptions of the ice and the expedition she undertakes on the Scott trail are brilliant ... An excellent read' Choice 'A brilliant storyteller, Arthur spins this epic tale of adventure, passion, endurance and courage which has a grip that's impossible to resist' Woman & Home 'A classic heroic quest ... absolutely fresh and engrossing. Reading the book becomes a kind of quest itself, after which the world will never again look the same' San Francisco Chronicleshow more

About Elizabeth Arthur

Elizabeth Arthur was born in New York City. She is the author of five previous novels including Bring Deeps.show more

Rating details

135 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 53% (72)
4 29% (39)
3 13% (18)
2 3% (4)
1 1% (2)
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