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The voyage of the Narwhal: a novel

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A major novel by the author of "Ship Fever", winner of the 1996 National Book Award for fiction. Part adventure, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration. Combining fact and fiction, the story focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a 19th-century scholar/naturalist and his expedition to search for an open polar sea. NPR feature.
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"A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls."—?Denver PostCapturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration—the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic—Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the story of a fateful expedition. Through the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the ?Narwhal?'s crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery, finally discovering what they had not sought, the secrets of their own hearts.

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subject_facet Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction, Explorers -- Arctic Regions -- Fiction, Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction
title_display The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel
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