Voyage of the Narwhal A Novel by Andrea Barrett

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .

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Number of Pages399
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ISBN 100393319504
ISBN 109780393319507

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"Voyage of the Narwhal" is a bona fide page turner that demands to be read in as few readings as possible; there never seems to be a convenient place to put the book aside 'until later.' I was always looking forward to the next page/5(69).

Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books.

She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts/5. "Voyage of the Narwhal" is a bona fide page turner that demands to be read in as few readings as possible; there never seems to be a convenient place to put the book aside 'until later.' I was always looking forward to the next page.

I knew little and had read even less about this fascinating era of exploration. This book has inspired me to /5(72). Barrett's impeccably researched and stunningly written tale of a star-crossed Arctic voyage&#;a logical successor to such earlier fiction as The Forms of Water () and the National Book Award&#;winning Ship Fever&#;is, simply, one of the best novels of the decade.

In a flexible, lucid prose that effortlessly communicates detailed information about navigation, natural history.

The Voyage of the Narwhal Andrea Barrett, Author W. Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book. Having honed her craft in four. Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books.

She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts/5(23). ith "The Voyage of the Narwhal," Andrea Barrett -- the winner of the National Book Award for "Ship Fever and Other Stories" -- has given us an old-fashioned 19th-century novel that brings together the two abiding concerns in her work to date: the mysterious allure of science and the equally mysterious bonds of familial love and resentment.

Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books. She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts. In "The Voyage of the Narwhal," she has shaped a compelling narrative around the golden age of Arctic exploration, written in the spirit, if not Author: Peter Kurth.

Capturing 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 /5(5).

The Voyage of the Narwhal is fraught with as many problems as the eponymous ship within the book; a lack of emotional or physical tension leaves what could have been an interesting and enticing tale as little more than a dry retelling punctuated by dramatic flair.

I was a bit disappointed in the execution and perhaps went in with too many. This is the only one of Andrea Barrett's books that I've read, but upon finishing it, I'm itching to read more. "The Voyage of the Narwhal" totally enthralled me. It gives an in-depth look at what Arctic exploration was like in the s.

Ms.5/5(5). Get this from a library. The voyage of the Narwhal: a novel. [Andrea Barrett] -- An expedition by sea to the Arctic in to search for the explorer, John Franklin.

The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a. "Voyage of the Narwhal" is a bona fide page turner that demands to be read in as few readings as possible; there never seems to be a convenient place to put the book aside 'until later.' I was always looking forward to the next page/5.

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Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your /5(61). This may be considered a book of two halves - the voyage of the narwhal, and the return of its crew. Of these I much preferred the former - but then I have a taste for polar adventure.

Books set in the confines of a crowded boat are always rich pickings for character driven narrative, conflict, violence and loss/5(26). Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic.

Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a scholar-naturalist accompanying the expedition of the Narwhal. Through his eyes we meet the various crew members and the /5(15). The Voyage of the Narwhal. Home; National Book Award-winner Andrea Barrett deftly blends fact and fiction to create this magnificent epic of Victorian polar exploration.

An amazing wealth of period detail, heart-racing action, and engaging characters enable you to fully experience the 19th-century's romance with the mystery of the Arctic.

The awkward Erasmus, the dashing Zeke, thoughtful surgeon Dr Boerhaave: all are brought to alive with tenderness and insight. Andrea Barrett has an original, memorable voice.

'The Voyage of the Narwhal' is strange and rare, a journey to the unexplored lands that lie in the distant latitudes and exist inside us all.

Wrap up warm and come aboard."/5(28). book review. The Voyage of the Narwhal. By Robin Vidimos. Special to The Denver Post THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL By Andrea Barrett Norton, $ Sept. 20 - "The Voyage of the Narwhal'' is a luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls.

Building on details of actual 19th century voyages, Andrea Barrett spins the tale of the Narwhal, a. Read "Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel" by Andrea Barrett available from Rakuten Kobo. From the author of the National Book Award Winner Ship Fever.

Capturing a crucial moment in the history of explorat Brand: W. Norton & Company. n one level -- the tip-of-the-iceberg level -- ''The Voyage of the Narwhal'' is a gripping adventure story. A motley crew of men sets off for the Arctic in looking for traces of Sir John Franklin's expedition of a decade before, mysteriously lost while searching for a northwest passage through the frozen, largely uncharted jigsaw of islands between the Canadan mainland and the North Pole.

About The Voyage of the Narwhal. Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells.

Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett In Andrea Barretts extraordinary novel of Arctic and personal exploration, maps are deceitful, ice all-powerful, and reputation more important than truth or human lives.

When the Narwhal sets sail from Philadelphia in Mayits ostensible goal is to find the crew of a long-vanished expedition--or at least their relics--and be home before Edition: New Ed, In Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks an expedition to the Arctic to search for the explorer, John Franklin.

Erasmus' fears of failure seem to be realized when the voyage threatens to turn violent. Item Description: "Unabridged Fiction."--Cover. In container (16 cm.). "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking."--Cover.

Compact disc. The Voyage of the Narwhal - The Voyage of the Narwhal audiobook, by Andrea Barrett Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic.

Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a scholar-naturalist. Andrea Barrett (born Novem ) is an American novelist and short story collection Ship Fever won the U.S.

National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in Her book Servants of the Map was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Archangel was a finalist for the Story Prize.

The book was justifiably awarded the National Book Award, and now Barrett is back with a new novel, The Voyage Of The Narwhal. Continuing the socio-nautical theme of Ship Fever 's titular story, The Voyage Of The Narwhal is about a doomed voyage to the Arctic in search of a missing expedition, as narrated by vain scientist Erasmus Darwin : Joshua Klein.

The Voyage of the Narwhal is full of blood-freezing surprises, a score of indelible characters, and heart-stopping mysteries.

As Erasmus watches Alexandra draw landscapes he has seen before but missed something in, each pencil stroke is "like a chisel held to a cleavage plane: tap, tap, and the rock split into two sharp pieces, the world. COVID Resources.

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In The Voyage of the Narwhal, a richly researched fictional tale of a perilous expedition to the Arctic, Andrea Barrett deftly charts the Victorian mania for discovery, the competitiveness.

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An amazing wealth of period detail, heart-racing action, and engaging characters enable you to fully experience the 1. : THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL: SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing.

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Illustrated on the title page and at the beginning of each chapter. Map endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Would you consider the audio edition of The Voyage of the Narwhal to be better than the print version. Andrea Barrett is a fabulous writer.

I have read and loved all of her books, but this narrator ruined the book for me. The narrator is an educated scientist from Philadelphia, not a hood from the NY streets. The Voyage of the Narwhal. Book Type: Novel; Posted on by Inez “Breathes with a contemporary urgency, an exhilarating adventure novel A genuine page-turner that long lingers in the mind.” — Chicago Tribune.

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The protagonists are two men from Philadelphia, the dynamic but foolhardy organizer and his companion, a naturalist who considers himself a loser. The loser lives, the dynamo dies.

By the author of Ship Fever. Blasts from the Past: The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett () 20 Replies This is the latest in a series of occasional posts featuring books I read years ago about which I was wildly enthusiastic at the time, wanting to press a copy in as many hands as I could.

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