In the Heart of the Sea (Paperback)

Nathaniel Philbrick

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Soon to be brought to the big screen by the Academy Award-winning Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard, and starring Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy, In the Heart of the Sea tells the true story of the whaleship Essex - the shocking tale of survival that inspired the literary classic Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Nineteenth century whaling was a dangerous vocation but the 'lucky' Essex, captained by it's newly promoted leaders Captain George Pollard and First Mate Owen Chase, was destined for greatness - until the Essex provoked an attack by an 85-foot sperm whale which left it's captain and crew stranded at sea for 90 days. The survivors rationed their remaining food and drinkable water, but as the rations run low the survivors were forced to do the unthinkable...

Gripping and providing an utterly engrossing insight into a little-known piece of maritime history, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is a thoroughly absorbing exploration of the fragility of humanity. We highly recommend reading this book before you see the film!


Product Details

  • Product code: ADECY
  • ISBN: 9780006531203
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 BST 2001
  • Book points: 8

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