In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Philbrick, Nathaniel
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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.

Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.

In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 05/01/2001
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.7lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 0.85d
ISBN: 9780141001821

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 8.8
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 45207 / In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex


Award: Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) - Honor Book


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2001 pg. 1461
Entertainment Weekly 05/04/2001 pg. 61
New York Times 05/06/2001 pg. 36
Outside 06/01/2015 pg. 86

About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, Valiant Ambition; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket.