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By Owen Chase

A sad but riveting narration of existence and dying and guy opposed to the weather, underneath the guts of the ocean is an severe account of shipwreck survival.

On the morning of November 20, 1820, within the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South the United States, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. because the boat started to sink, her group of twenty, together with first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they can sooner than piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas.

So started their four-month ordeal and fight for survival. A bleak tale, in simple terms 8 males survived having persisted hunger and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, homicide and insanity.

Owen Chase recorded the intense account in his autobiography, initially released in 1821, which Hesperus is proud to reissue in a trendy new edition.

With the Hollywood movie within the middle of the ocean, directed through Ron Howard and that includes Chris Hemsworth within the function of Owen Chase hitting cinemas in March 2015, readers may be enthralled to find the serious, unique tale in the back of the movie.

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