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 overjoyed the area in 1913. This new version of his Journals publishes for the 1st time a whole record of the adjustments made to Scott's unique textual content prior to 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 used to be first released in 1913. In his journals Scott documents his party's positive departure from New Zealand, the dangerous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and canines around the ice to the Pole. at the approach the explorers behavior medical experiments, gather specimens, and get to grasp every 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 safeguard, became the stuff of legend.

This new version publishes for the 1st time a whole checklist of the adjustments made to Scott's unique textual content ahead of ebook. In his advent Max Jones illuminates the Journals' writing and ebook, Scott's altering acceptance, and the continuing charm of heroes in our cynical age. - ;definitive...Max Jones and the publishers are to be congratulated in this re-creation of a vintage tale, and for providing it at the sort of average fee. it may be the ultimate for a long time. - Polar list 42

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