Subtitle: The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex Author: Owen Chase Publisher: Hesperus Press (2015) ISBN-10: 184391560X ISBN-13: 9781843915607 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 89 Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.5 x 0.9 cm
Weight: 0.15 kg
Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick and the new feature film Heart of the Sea. A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, Beneath the Heart of the Sea is an extreme account of shipwreck survival. On the morning of November 20,1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of twenty, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking.