Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex by Thomas Farel HeffernanStove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex by Thomas Farel Heffernan

Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex

byThomas Farel Heffernan

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The first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship’s first mate of the survivors’ three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative that inspired Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick.
THOMAS FAREL HEFFERNAN is a Professor of English at Adelphi University New York. He is chairman of the Melville Society’s Centennial Committee, charged with planning the observance of the 100th anniversary of Melville’s death.
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Title:Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the EssexFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublisher:Wesleyan University Press

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ISBN - 10:0819562440

ISBN - 13:9780819562449

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter One: Owen Chase
Chapter two: Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of a Whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket, by Owen Chase
Chapter Three: Ne Cede Malis
Chapter four: Next Lowering: Owen Chase after the Essex, George Pollard, Jr., The Other Survivors
Chapter Five: Telling the Story: The Authorship and Publication of Owen Chase’s Narrative, Herman Melville, Accounts and Borrowings
Appendices: Her man Melville’s Annotations and Markings in His Copy of Owen Chase’s Narrative, The Story of the Essex Shipwreck Presented in Captain Pollard’s Interrview with George Bennet, Thomas Chapple’s Account of the Loss of the Essex, March 7, 1821, Letter of Commodore Ridgely to the Secretary of the Navy, The “Paddack Letter” on the Rescue of Captain Pollard and Charles Ramsdell, Report of the Essex Shipwreck and rescue in the Sydney Gazette, June 9, 1821, Table of Islands from Bowditch’s Navigator, Chase Genealogy
Notes
Index

From Our Editors

'The astonishing list of books, logs, manuscripts, court records, ships' registers, and museum records attest to the diligent weeks, months, and even years that have finally resulted in a volume that entrances the reader with yarns of the sea. All the drama is there, intact. 'Ocean'

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“The astonishing list of books, logs, manuscripts, court records, ships’ registers, and museum records attest to the diligent weeks, months, and even years that have finally resulted in a volume that entrances the reader with yarns of the sea. All the drama is still there, intact.”—Ocean