Robert Falcon Scott Journals: Scott’s Last Expeditions
In January 1912 Captain Scott reached the South Pole, only to find he had been beaten by Roald Amundsen’s Norwegian expedition. Scott and his companions faced an 850mile march to safety. All of them perished on the return. Several months later, a search party found Scott’s body and the journals that told his tragic story.
Scott’s own account was published to extraordinary acclaim in 1913. Danger grips the reader from the first chapter as the Terra Nova struggles to force a path through the pack ice. The journey to an unknown land becomes a journey into the self, as Scott’s mood oscillates between hope and despair. Scott gives voice to the heroic fantasies of his generation, the generation that would fight and die in the Great War.
This edition draws on ninety year of reflection on the Antarctic disaster for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott’s original text. Drawing on papers from the Jonny Murray archive which have never been used before, editor Max Jones tells the story of this remarkable book and charts the changing fortunes of Scott’s reputation.
Condition: Like new. A book that has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.Format: Hardback