A Brave Vessel

The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown
Product Number: EB00389504
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101060322
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

"At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail for the New World aboard the Sea Venture, only to wreck on the shores of Bermuda. Strachey's meticulous account of the tragedy, the castaways' time in Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown, remains among the most vivid writings of the early colonial period. Though Strachey had literary aspirations, only in the hands of another William would his tale make history as The Tempest-a fascinating connection across time and literature that Hobson Woodward brings vividly to life.

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Author(s): Hobson Woodward
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2009

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