Calibans Shore: The Wreck Of The Grosvenor And The Strange Fate Of Her Survivors by Stephen TaylorCalibans Shore: The Wreck Of The Grosvenor And The Strange Fate Of Her Survivors by Stephen Taylor

Calibans Shore: The Wreck Of The Grosvenor And The Strange Fate Of Her Survivors

byStephen Taylor

Paperback | July 19, 2005

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In the summer of 1783 the grandees of the East India Company were horrified to learn that one of their finest ships, the 741-ton Grosvenor, had been lost on the wild and unexplored coast of southeast Africa. Astonishingly, most of those on board reached the shore safely—91 members of the crew and 34 wealthy, high-born passengers, including women and children. They were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost—and they were not alone. "They surveyed one another with mutual incomprehension: on the one hand the dishevelled castaways; on the other, black warriors with high conical hairstyles, daubed with red mud..." Drawing upon unpublished material and new research, Stephen Taylor pieces together the strands of this compelling saga, sifting the myths from a reality that is no less gripping. Full of unexpected twists, Caliban's Shore takes the reader to the heart of what is now South Africa, to analyze the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, to tell the story of those who returned, and to unravel the mystery of those who stayed.
Stephen Taylor, a former journalist working at The Times in London, is the author of Storm and Conquest and Commander. He lives in Windsor, England.
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Title:Calibans Shore: The Wreck Of The Grosvenor And The Strange Fate Of Her SurvivorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:July 19, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393327078

ISBN - 13:9780393327076

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""Caliban's Shore . . . is replete with disaster, yet it captures too the thrilling days of sail--the whiff of the goats in the holds, the slosh of the gundeck being swabbed with vinegar, the flaming a pink flush of the Indian Ocean at dawn."