voyage of the Narwhal.

by Andrea Barrett

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The Voyage of the Narwhal is full of blood-freezing surprises, a score of indelible characters, and heart-stopping mysteries. As Erasmus watches Alexandra draw landscapes he has seen before but missed something in, each pencil stroke is "like a chisel held to a cleavage plane: tap, tap, and the rock split into two sharp pieces, the world.   National Book Award-winner Andrea Barrett deftly blends fact and fiction to create this magnificent epic of Victorian polar exploration. An amazing wealth of period detail, heart-racing action, and engaging characters enable you to fully experience the 19th-century's romance with the mystery of the Arctic. In hope of making his reputation, scholar-naturalist Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks on a. Andrea Barrett (born Novem ) is an American novelist and short story collection Ship Fever won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in Her book Servants of the Map was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Archangel was a finalist for the Story Prize. : THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL: SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Historical novel set against the background of an expedition to the Arctic in by the winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on title page. Illustrated on the title page and at the beginning of each chapter. pp. Map endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.).

  Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells.&#;&#;Through his eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander--obsessed with the search for an open polar sea--and encounter the far north culture of . book review. The Voyage of the Narwhal. By Robin Vidimos. Special to The Denver Post THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL By Andrea Barrett Norton, $ Sept. 20 - "The Voyage of the Narwhal'' is a luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls. Building on details of actual 19th century voyages, Andrea Barrett spins the tale of the Narwhal, a. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   In The Voyage of the Narwhal, a richly researched fictional tale of a perilous expedition to the Arctic, Andrea Barrett deftly charts the Victorian mania for discovery, the competitiveness.

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She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts/5. "Voyage of the Narwhal" is a bona fide page turner that demands to be read in as few readings as possible; there never seems to be a convenient place to put the book aside 'until later.' I was always looking forward to the next page/5(72).

The Voyage of the Narwhal is full of blood-freezing surprises, a score of indelible characters, and heart-stopping mysteries. As Erasmus watches Alexandra draw landscapes he has seen before but missed something in, each pencil stroke is "like a chisel held to a cleavage plane: tap, tap, and the rock split into two sharp pieces, /5(72).

Her 'Voyage of the Narwhal' is a brilliant reversal of 'Heart of Darkness': the danger is not that the character's will 'go native,' but that a lust for scientific knowledge and intellectual distinction will drive them to cruelties they would have been incapable of before.”/5(23). Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel and millions of other books are available for instant access.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(72). As Barrett describes the provisioning of the Narwhal, the flora and fauna of the arctic, the turbulent seas and breathtaking scenery, the plot seems slow to develop.

But her careful depiction of all the characters--a humane ship's doctor; a cook who survived the Irish famine; and, back in Philadelphia. The narrative of the Narwhal’s exhausting, repetitive odyssey is artfully varied by Barrett’s sympathetic concentration on Erasmus’s mixture of stoic dutifulness and excruciating self-doubt, and by her vivid portrayals of such secondary characters as ship’s cook Ned Kynd (a survivor of Ireland’s Potato Famine.

ith "The Voyage of the Narwhal," Andrea Barrett -- the winner of the National Book Award for "Ship Fever and Other Stories" -- has given us an old-fashioned 19th-century novel that brings. In "The Voyage of the Narwhal," she has shaped a compelling narrative around the golden age of Arctic exploration, written in the spirit, if not the length or the exact style, of a 19th century Author: Peter Kurth.

Capturing 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/5(5). Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic/5(15).

Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books.

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Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett In Andrea Barretts extraordinary novel of Arctic and personal exploration, maps are deceitful, ice all-powerful, and reputation more important than truth or human lives. When the Narwhal sets sail from Philadelphia in Mayits ostensible goal is to find the crew of a long-vanished expedition--or at least their relics--and be home before Edition: New Ed, All books set in Greenland on Mappit's literary map.

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[Andrea Barrett] -- An expedition by sea to the Arctic in to search for the explorer, John Franklin. The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a.

New York: W. Norton & Company. $ n one level -- the tip-of-the-iceberg level -- ''The Voyage of the Narwhal'' is a gripping adventure story. A motley crew of men sets off for the Arctic in looking for traces of Sir John Franklin's expedition of a decade before, mysteriously lost while searching for.

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Legendary Home of 18 Miles of Books. Independent & Family Owned. The Voyage of the Narwhal is fraught with as many problems as the eponymous ship within the book; a lack of emotional or physical tension leaves what could have been an interesting and enticing tale as little more than a dry retelling punctuated by dramatic flair.

I was a bit disappointed in the execution and perhaps went in with too many. "Voyage of the Narwhal" is a bona fide page turner that demands to be read in as few readings as possible; there never seems to be a convenient place to put the book aside 'until later.' I was always looking forward to the next page/5.Would you consider the audio edition of The Voyage of the Narwhal to be better than the print version?

No. Andrea Barrett is a fabulous writer. I have read and loved all of her books, but this narrator ruined the book for me. The narrator is an educated scientist from Philadelphia, not a hood from the NY streets. The Voyage of the Narwhal. Book Type: Novel; Posted on by Inez “Breathes with a contemporary urgency, an exhilarating adventure novel A genuine page-turner that long lingers in the mind.” — Chicago Tribune.