Lady Franklin's Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession, and the Remaking of Arctic History

Paperback | September 26, 2006

byKen McGoogan

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When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurouswife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributedmore to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A thirdmasterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin’s Revenge isthe richly documented story of a complex, ambitious Victorian—arguably thegreatest woman traveller of the 19th century— and the transformation of a failedexpedition into a triumphant legend. A Globe and Mail Book of the Year, andshortlisted for the Ontario Libraries Evergreen Award, Lady Franklin’s Revenge isan exquisitely illustrated epic adventure.

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When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurouswife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributedmore to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A thirdmasterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin’s Revenge isthe richly documented s...

KEN McGOOGAN’s quartet of books about Arctic history—Fatal Passage,Ancient Mariner,Lady Franklin’s RevengeandRace to the Polar Sea—have made him one of the most acclaimed popular historians in Canada and a national bestselling author. Visit his website atwww.kenmcgoogan.com.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.13 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394728

ISBN - 13:9780006394723

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