Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale cover
  • ISBN: 9780140437966
  • ISBN10: 0140437967

The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale

by Thomas Philbrick

  • List Price: $15.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 05/01/2000
used Add to Cart $1.67
You save: 89%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $9.49
You save: 37%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex, thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific, was rammed by an angry sperm whale. The Essex sank, leaving twenty crew members floating in three small boats for ninety days. The incident was the Titanic story of its day, and provided the inspiration for Melville's Moby-Dick. The Narrative of the Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, by the ship's first mate, Owen Chase, has long been the fundamental account of the Essex's doomed voyage. But in 1980, a new account of the disaster was discovered, penned by Thomas Nickerson, the fifteen-year-old cabin boy who was steering the ship when the whale attacked. Now, Nickerson's harrowing tale can be read alongside Chase's in one authoritative edition, which includes more than a dozen other accounts from articles and newspapers, many of which have never appeared in book form.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
[...]
$1.67
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.65
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.65
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
LVeritas

Location: Newton, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Shows signs of typical ownership; clean, unmarked page block; some obvious, but superficial wear to cover and extremities.
$5.01
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.11
Thomas Savage, Bookseller

Location: Krotz Springs, LA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Not Ex-Library Copy. Trade Paperback Edition. Text Unmarked. Binding Is Solid. Corners Slightly Bumped. Not Ex-Library Copy..
$5.61
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.82
New & Olde Pages

Location: Englewood, OH
Good
Shipping Icon
Trade Paperback-9780140437966 [NICKERSON, CHASE & OTHERS] LOSS OF THE SHIP ESSEX, SUNK BY A WHALE, THE.
$7.28
Montclair Book Center

Location: Montclair, NJ
Good
$7.31
P-Town Book Sales

Location: Petaluma, CA
Like New
0140437967 Crisp pages and tight binding. Appears unread. Slight shelf wear on cover.
$7.75
Vennerbeck's Books

Location: Deerfield, NH
New
Shipping Icon
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Penguin Classics. Audience: General/trade.
$7.86
text book recycle

Location: malone, NY
Good
We ship everyday and offer PRIORITY SHIPPING.
$7.86
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$7.86
Weller Book Works, A.B.A.A.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Very Good
Shipping Icon
0140437967 Nickerson, Thomas. The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale:
[...]
$7.87
Copperfield's Books (ABA)

Location: Petaluma, CA
Very Good
$8.43
Book Alley

Location: Pasadena, CA
Very Good
Very Good. Appears unread with NO markings. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore.
$8.43
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$9.27