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Voyage of the Narwhal

A Novel

by Andrea Barrett

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"A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls."—?Denver PostCapturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration—the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic—Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the story of a fateful expedition. Through the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the ?Narwhal?'s crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery, finally discovering what they had not sought, the secrets of their own hearts.


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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  • Release date: July 30, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780393347210
  • File size: 7925 KB
  • Release date: March 25, 2013


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"A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls."—?Denver PostCapturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration—the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic—Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the story of a fateful expedition. Through the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the ?Narwhal?'s crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery, finally discovering what they had not sought, the secrets of their own hearts.


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