How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay by Frances Wilson

How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay

byFrances Wilson

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Award-winning historian Frances Wilson delivers a gripping new account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, looking at the collision and its aftermath through the prism of the demolished life and lost honor of the ship’s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. In a unique work of history evocative of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel Lord Jim, Wilson raises provocative moral questions about cowardice and heroism, memory and identity, survival and guilt—questions that revolve around Ismay’s loss of honor and identity as his monolithic venture—a ship called “The Last Word in Luxury” and “The Unsinkable”—was swallowed by the sea and subsumed in infamy forever.

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Frances Wilson was educated at Oxford University and lectured on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature for fifteen years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books includeLiterary Seductions: Compulsive Writers and Diverted ReadersandThe Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life, which won the British Academy Rose Mary Cra...
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Title:How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce IsmayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Persuasive…examines the disaster afresh through the prism of Ismay’s life…Ultimately, Wilson’s portrait-empathetic rather than sympathetic-depicts Ismay as an Everyman troublingly suited to our own uncertain times.”