Caliban's Shore: The Wreck of the Grosvenor and the Strange Fate of Her Survivors
ISBN 13: 9780393327076
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2005
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Recounts the 1783 shipwreck of one of the East India Company's most prestigious ships, describing how ninety-one crew members and thirty-four wealthy passengers found themselves hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost, disrupting native life on the unexplored coast of southeast Africa.
"CALIBAN'S SHORE is a fragmentary story but a powerful one, and Taylor has diligently glued the pieces together. Like all good histories, it opens a window onto the past--in this case the exotic, pestilential and perilous world of those doughty men and women who braved the high seas more than 200 years ago."
Sara Wheeler, New York Times Book Review, 07/18/2004
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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 140mm x 22mm x 208mm. Paperback. In the summer of 1783 the grandees of the East India Company were horrified to learn that one of their finest ships, the 741-ton Grosvenor, had been lost on the wild and unexp.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.322. Bookseller Inventory # 9780393327076
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