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Ancient Mariner: The Arctic Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Inspired Coleridges Masterpiece
Ancient Mariner: The Arctic Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Inspired Coleridges Masterpiece Ken McGoogan 0786714891 9780786714896 In 1766, Samuel Hearne, at just twenty-one and already a veteran of the Seven Years War,
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Ancient Mariner: The Arctic Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Inspired Coleridges Masterpiece by Ken McGoogan

In 1766, Samuel Hearne, at just twenty-one and already a veteran of the Seven Years War, joined the Hudsons Bay Company, which charged him with the unwieldy task of finding first a famed and long-lost copper mine-and then the great Northwest Passage. Braving treacherous weather, serious injury, and devastating hunger, Hearne traveled more than thirty-five hundred miles, much of it with the help of legendary Indian chief Matonabbee, to become the first European ever to arrive at North Americas Arctic coast. During his harrowing three-year quest, he fell in love with a young settler, observed the infamous massacre at Bloody Falls, and kept a meticulous account of his experiences-the first book ever published on the Arctic. McGoogan recounts these and many other spectacular and historic events in his characteristically enthusiastic voice, and even argues convincingly that Hearnes chance encounter with Samuel Taylor Coleridge inspired the great poet to compose his epic work. Ancient Mariner is illustrated,throughout, and maps are also featured.

Author: Ken McGoogan

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Carroll & Graf

Publication Date: 2004-11-30

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ISBN: 0786714891


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