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In the Heart of the Sea

by Nathaniel Philbrick

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One of the greatest sea yarns ever spun, In the Heart of the Sea is the true story of the extraordinary events which inspired Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick.

In the Heart of the Sea Synopsis

The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the twenty sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal. This work presents this story of maritime disaster.

In the Heart of the Sea Press Reviews

‘Superbly readable…elegantly written…a compelling study of the infinite human meanings of the sea itself.’ Guardian

‘As gripping as it is grissly…a cracking narrative, a complex cast of characters and a terrible moral dilemma at its heart.’ Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9780007241798
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780007241798
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,

About Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is a historian and broadcaster who has writen extensively about sailing. He is Director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. He was a consultant on the movie ‘Moby Dick’. Aged 41, he has lived on Nantucket with his wife and two children since 1986. 

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