☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Scott's last biscuit the literature of polar exploration By Sarah Moss ✐ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Emphasizing themes of endurance and obsession tales from the poles are testimony to scientific dedication ambition greed and the often fatal attraction of alien landscapes Some explorers Ernest Shackl Emphasizing themes of endurance and obsession tales biscuit the PDF ☆ from the poles are testimony to scientific dedication ambition greed and the often fatal attraction of alien landscapes Some explorers Ernest Shackleton Captain Oates and Roald Amundsen have become icons of national identity while others as famous in their day fall into obscurity Polar exploration has also initiated a literature with its own history and development This book discusses the most influential and popular accounts of polar journeys from the fourteenth century tax collector who arrived at the Viking settlement in Greenland to find it strangely deserted to Robert Falcon Scott's meticulous account of his own dying Sarah Moss offers literary readings of books by Nansen Scott Franklin and Parry as well as bringing to light less famous but eually important works by other explorers missionaries and archaeologists from Europe and North America Thematically arranged Scott's Last Biscuit considers the morbid fascination of expeditions that go horribly wrong and the even greater interest attached to those that are rescued at the last minute paying particular attention to the last biscuit the ePUB ☆ impulse to find and even exhume long lost travellers Looking at risks ranging from frostbite and polar bears to starvation and cannibalism it also analyses the enduring appeal of romanticized polar landscapes the relationship between nationhood and exploration and literary approaches to polar travel from Winnie the Pooh to Frankenstein Sarah Moss considers the representation of indigenous communities as well as the little charted role of women in polar writing She discusses Jennie Darlington's unjustly neglected American s autobiography My Antarctic Honeymoon for protection against the polar winds I applied lipstick Letitia Hargraves' moving and likeable journal of life as the wife of a Hudson's Bay Company factor in the early nineteenth century and Isobel Hutchison's solitary travels around Greenland in the s as a botanist for Kew Gardens.
- 251 pages
- Scott's last biscuit the literature of polar exploration
- Sarah Moss
- 15 November 2014 Sarah Moss