In the Heart of the Sea
  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Release Date : 04 August 2021
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Genre : Essex (Whaleship)
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 13 : 9780006531203
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Download or read book entitled In the Heart of the Sea written by Nathaniel Philbrick and published by HarperCollins UK online. This book was released on 04 August 2021 with total pages 302. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sinking of the Nantucket whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale far out in the Pacific in November 1820 set in train one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time. Accounts of the unprecedented whale attack inspired Herman Melville's mighty novel Moby Dick, but In the Heart of the Sea goes beyond these events to describe what happened when the twenty mixed-race crewmen took to three small boats and what, three months later, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising of the coast of South America, discovered when it spotted a tiny boat sailing erratically across the open ocean.