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A Brave Vessel : The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown (Paperback)

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"At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick

Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail for the New World aboard the Sea Venture, only to wreck on the shores of Bermuda. Strachey's meticulous account of the tragedy, the castaways' time in Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown, remains among the most vivid writings of the early colonial period. Though Strachey had literary aspirations, only in the hands of another William would his tale make history as The Tempest-a fascinating connection across time and literature that Hobson Woodward brings vividly to life.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143117520
SKU 213272273
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143117521
Release Date 6/29/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0268
Publisher Penguin Books

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