The Voyage of the Narwhal (Paperback)Andrea Barrett (author)
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`A great, shivery, seductive read.' Elle
Intelligent, accessible literary fiction of the highest order. Superbly dramatic and beautifully readable.
A terrific tale of high endeavour and polar peril, this is the story of a scientific expedition to the Arctic in 1855 and the women the explorers left behind.
A brilliant portrait of Victorian society obsessed with mapping and classifying everything under the sun - including the icy Arctic - where the
emancipation of women and the evolution of species are the next great revolutions just stirring into life.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
`The clarity and depth of the story dazzle'
`Enthralling, rivetingly authentic'
`Crammed full of rich, pictorial description and tingling suspense.'
New York Times
`Among the most emotionally wrenching, subtle works of the century'
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