Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition (Oxford World's Classics)

Journals: Captain Scott's Last Expedition (Oxford World's Classics)

Robert Falcon Scott, Max Jones


Captain Scott's personal account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole delighted the area in 1913. This new version of his Journals publishes for the 1st time an entire checklist of the adjustments made to Scott's unique textual content earlier than ebook. - ;'For God's sake take care of our people'

Captain Scott's harrowing account of his day trip to the South Pole in 1910-12 was once first released in 1913. In his journals Scott files his party's confident departure from New Zealand, the damaging voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and canines around the ice to the Pole. at the means the explorers behavior medical experiments, gather specimens, and get to understand each one other's characters. Their discovery that Amundsen has crushed them to their target, and the patience with which they face an 850-mile march to security, became the stuff of legend.

This re-creation publishes for the 1st time an entire checklist of the adjustments made to Scott's unique textual content sooner than booklet. In his advent Max Jones illuminates the Journals' writing and book, Scott's altering popularity, and the ongoing charm of heroes in our cynical age. - ;definitive...Max Jones and the publishers are to be congratulated in this new edition of a vintage tale, and for supplying it at any such moderate expense. it's going to be the final word for a long time. - Polar list 42

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