In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101221577
ISBN 13: 9781101221570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Heart of the Sea Book Review:

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

In the Heart of the Sea The Epic True Story that Inspired Moby Dick Text Only

In the Heart of the Sea  The Epic True Story that Inspired    Moby Dick     Text Only
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 000816911X
ISBN 13: 9780008169114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Heart of the Sea The Epic True Story that Inspired Moby Dick Text Only Book Review:

The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the nineteenth century – and inspiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ – reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in December 2015, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy.

In the Heart of the Seas

In the Heart of the Seas
Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Publsiher: Terrace Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780299207045
ISBN 13: 0299207048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Heart of the Seas Book Review:

In the Heart of the Seas is a sophisticated fantasy that tells the story of a pilgrimage of a group of Hasidim to the Holy Land. During an early decade of the nineteenth century in Bucsacz, S.Y. Agnon's actual birthplace, a small group of pious townspeople decides to sell their property and belongings, put aside their business affairs, and make their way to the Holy Land to spend the remainder of their days in study and prayer. The pilgrims are joined by a simple Jew by the name of Hananya, who carries all of his possessions in a kerchief and who has encountered many obstacles and privations in his longstanding efforts to reach Jerusalem. He not only completes their minyan but also drives one of the wagons and provides the practical know-how that enables the faithful to negotiate the long journey from Eastern Europe to Constantinople. Along the way many Jewish settlements are encountered and described and many legends about the Holy Land are told. Hananya is late to the ship's departure from Constantinople to the Holy Land because he is busy reading the Agunah, and unaware of his absence, the faithful embark upon the tempest-tossed voyage without him. When they arrive in Jaffa, Hananya is there before them, having flown over the seas transported on his "magical" kerchief. Settled in Jerusalem, the members of the group experience a mixture of fates, and it is only Hananya who lives to a contented old age. Named by Harper San Francisco one of "The 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" and among Harold Bloom's selections for The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages. The Wisconsin edition is not for sale in the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, or the traditional British Commonwealth (excluding Canada.)

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0143126814
ISBN 13: 9780143126812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Heart of the Sea Book Review:

Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex—which inspired Melville's classic Moby Dick—and its doomed crew's 90-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats, in a book that is the basis of the forthcoming film directed by Ron Howard. Reissue.

In the Heart of the Sea Young Readers Edition

In the Heart of the Sea  Young Readers Edition
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1101998075
ISBN 13: 9781101998076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Heart of the Sea Young Readers Edition Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers. On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories. "Horrifyingly engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews "A compelling saga of desperation and survival." —School Library Journal

Heart of the Sea

Heart of the Sea
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 110114601X
ISBN 13: 9781101146019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of the Sea Book Review:

BOOK THREE OF THE GALLAGHERS OF ARDMORE TRILOGY Walk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts in the shadow of an ancient tower and hear a story of dreams fulfilled and wishes come true… Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend…and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away—into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny… A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater—and to uncover the secrets hidden in his family’s past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She’s gorgeous and intelligent, and she knows what she wants—and he’s more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts—and find out what happens when you truly believe. Don't miss the other books in the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy Jewels of the Sun Tears of the Moon

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 3736800835
ISBN 13: 9783736800830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Review:

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Beneath the Heart of the Sea

Beneath the Heart of the Sea
Author: Owen Chase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-02
ISBN 10: 9781843915607
ISBN 13: 184391560X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath the Heart of the Sea Book Review:

Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the feature film Heart of the Sea A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, this 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 20, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. This is a bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder, and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography, originally published in 1821.

The Heart of a Whale

The Heart of a Whale
Author: Anna Pignataro
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1984836285
ISBN 13: 9781984836281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of a Whale Book Review:

In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away. Whale's beautiful song winds its way through the ocean, reaching the farthest of faraways. His song is one of happiness and hope, magic and wonder--and Whale's fellow sea creatures are calmed, cheered, and lulled by it. But though Whale sings his tender song day after day, night after night, Whale wonders why he has no song to fill his empty heart. So when he lets out a mournful sigh, the ocean carries it like a wish through its fathoms, bringing it to just the right place. Filled with stunning art and poetic language, this poignant story reminds us that being kind and helping a friend in need is sometimes the most beautiful thing of all. Praise for The Heart of a Whale: "A picture book . . . that touches on the wistfulness of solitude and the joy of finding a companion." --The Wall Street Journal * "Lyrical text . . . dreamlike . . . A sweet cetacean story." --Kirkus Reviews,*STARRED REVIEW* * "This visually stunning story is as beautiful to see as it is to read." --SLJ, *STARRED REVIEW* "This is a quiet, gentle love story that will appeal to youngsters." --Booklist "The text is lyrical and imagistic . . . the illustrations evince an undulating dreaminess. This is a calming and peaceful bedtime readaloud." --BCCB

Secrets of the Seas

Secrets of the Seas
Author: Callum Roberts
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-22
ISBN 10: 1472927621
ISBN 13: 9781472927620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Seas Book Review:

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Valiant Ambition

Valiant Ambition
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0698153235
ISBN 13: 9780698153233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valiant Ambition Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the George Washington Prize A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, from the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye. "May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”—Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick's reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."—Wall Street Journal In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental army under an unsure George Washington evacuated New York after a devastating defeat by the British army. Three weeks later, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeded in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have lost the war. As this book ends, four years later Washington has vanquished his demons, and Arnold has fled to the enemy. America was forced at last to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from withinComplex, controversial, and dramatic, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.

Railsea

Railsea
Author: China Miéville
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0345524543
ISBN 13: 9780345524546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Railsea Book Review:

“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—Los Angeles Times On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death & the other’s glory. Spectacular as it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than the endless rails of the railsea—even if his captain thinks only of hunting the ivory-colored mole that took her arm years ago. But when they come across a wrecked train, Sham finds something—a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible—that leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for. Soon he’s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.”—USA Today “Superb . . . massively imaginative.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Riveting . . . a great adventure.”—NPR “Wildly inventive . . . Every sentence is packed with wit.”—The Guardian (London)

In Search of Moby Dick

In Search of Moby Dick
Author: Timothy Severin
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780465076963
ISBN 13: 0465076963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Moby Dick Book Review:

The author, an adventurer and travel writer, follows Melville into the deep blue sea in search of his literary creation, the white whale.

The Sea The Sea

The Sea  The Sea
Author: Iris Murdoch
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-12-29
ISBN 10: 1409043584
ISBN 13: 9781409043584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea The Sea Book Review:

'I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. **Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.** WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.

Your Heart Is The Sea

Your Heart Is The Sea
Author: Nikita Gill
Publsiher: Thought Catalog Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9781949759020
ISBN 13: 1949759024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Heart Is The Sea Book Review:

Let poetry help you examine the depths of your wounds. Let it remind you that no matter how deep it goes, you will be able to heal it because you have been able to heal every single wound inflicted on your heart and soul before. Let these words show you that you will be able to find the light at the end of the wound because you have always found your way before.

Heart of the Sea

Heart of the Sea
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780515128550
ISBN 13: 0515128554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of the Sea Book Review:

Nora Roberts brings her acclaimed Irish trilogy to a close with this tale of a woman whose dreams of riches lead her to the heart's greatest treasure.

Why Read Moby Dick

Why Read Moby Dick
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 1101545216
ISBN 13: 9781101545218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Read Moby Dick Book Review:

A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

Heart of the Storm

Heart of the Storm
Author: Michael Buckley
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0544348656
ISBN 13: 9780544348653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of the Storm Book Review:

After seven months as a captive of Minerva, the insane Alpha queen, Lyric Walker has escaped to the surface. Her only goal is to warn the world about the Great Abyss. When she finally arrives back in Coney Island, she discovers a world she never expected, one where humans and Alpha are finally working hand in hand to rebuild the country. But she soon discovers that an old enemy allied with an old friend may kill them all before the monsters get their turn. Where will Lyric’s loyalties, and her heart, lead her? With nail-biting action and romance, Michael Buckley’s epic trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Star of the Sea

Star of the Sea
Author: Joseph O'Connor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 1446435784
ISBN 13: 9781446435786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star of the Sea Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Each is connected more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. 'A triumph...A spectacular breakthrough' Sunday Times '[Joseph O'Connor is] Ireland's most brilliant storyteller' Independent on Sunday

The Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk by a Whale

The Loss of the Ship Essex  Sunk by a Whale
Author: Thomas Nickerson,Owen Chase
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101661658
ISBN 13: 9781101661659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk by a Whale Book Review:

The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick’s monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving twenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Through drastic measures, eight men survived to reveal this astonishing tale. The Narrative of the Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, by Owen Chase, has long been the essential account of the Essex’s doomed voyage. But in 1980, a new account of the disaster was discovered, penned late in life by Thomas Nickerson, who had been the fifteen-year-old cabin boy of the ship. This discovery has vastly expanded and clarified the history of an event as grandiose in its time as the Titanic. This edition presents Nickerson’s never-before-published chronicle alongside Chase’s version. Also included are the most important other contemporary accounts of the incident, Melville’s notes in his copy of the Chase narrative, and journal entries by Emerson and Thoreau. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.