A Victim Of The Aurora

Keneally Thomas

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Collins
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1977
Edition: First Edition

Description: 222 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. This Is An Astonishingly Vivid And Convincing Evocation Of A Polar Expedition Before The First World War, To Read It Is To Enter That Harsh, Monastic World, To Smell 'the Cocoa And The Acetylene Lamps, The Drying Thermal Underwear Before The Stove And The Acid Smell Of Siberian Pony Dung.

Publishers Description: The thrilling story of an ill-fated expedition to the South Pole by the bestselling and award-winning author of Schindler's List. In the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of English gentleman- adventurers led by Sir Eugene Stewart launched an expedition to reach the South Pole. More than sixty years later, Anthony Piers, the official artist of the New British South Polar Expedition, finally unveils the sobering conditions of their perilous journey: raging wind, bitter cold, fierce hunger, absolute darkness-and murder. The first two decades of the twentieth century were known as the "heroic era" of Antarctic exploration. In 1911, Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Weeks later, doomed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived-and then perished in a blizzard. And in 1914, Ernest Shackleton embarked on his infamous voyage to Antarctica. Set during this epic period of adventure and discovery, Victim of the Aurora re-creates a thrilling time in an unforgiving place and is a brilliantly plotted tale of psychological suspense.

ISBN: 0002224933

(108623)

222 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. This Is An Astonishingly Vivid And Convincing Evocation Of A Polar Expedition Before The First World War, To Read It Is To Enter That Harsh, Monastic World, To Smell 'the Cocoa And The Acetylene Lamps, The Drying Thermal Underwear Before The Stove And The Acid Smell Of Siberian Pony Dung.



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