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Published: 01 September 2008

592 Pages | 17 b/w diagrams, 3 maps

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199536801

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Captain Scott's Last Expedition

Robert Falcon Scott
Edited by Max Jones

Oxford World's Classics

  • The vividness, drama, and poignancy of Scott's Journals are as powerful today as they were when they were first published in 1913, when the world learnt the news of the expedition's tragic end. This edition reprints the 1913 text, including many of the original photographs and drawings, as well as incorporating the weath of scholarship on polar exploration which has appeared since 1913.
  • First publication of all the passages deleted from Scott's original text.
  • First account of the publishing history of one of the iconic texts of the twentieth century, drawing on papers in the John Murray archive which have never been consulted before
  • The first fully annotated edition, which for the first time give due weight to the scientific aims of the expedition.
  • Edited by Max Jones, author of The Last Great Quest, whose introduction outlines the history of the expedition, the circumstances surrounding publication of the Journals, Scott's changing reputation over the last century, and the continued attraction of heroes in our cynical age.
  • Appendixes include J. M. Barrie's 'Biographical Introduction' and 'The Finding of the Dead'. Also included is a glossary of names and a full index.

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