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The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James

Thomas James

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ISBN 10: 0773541926 / ISBN 13: 9780773541924
Published by Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, U.S.A., 2014
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine...

Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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While Thomas James is not widely known today, this was not always the case: his 1633 publication The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James was, until the early nineteenth century, the British public's primary source of information about what we now know as northern Canada. The account of his attempt to find the Northwest Passage and the winter he spent on an island in James Bay made his name synonymous with exploration and the north. Over the centuries James's narrative was used to compile travel books and to compose philosophical treatises, histories, children's books, as well as poetry and novels - most notably, it influenced Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Colleen Franklin's critical edition of the Voyage is the first since 1894. Her introduction details how James engages with both medieval and early modern perceptions of the north as well as the early modern imperative to base knowledge on observation and experience, and offers a history of the text's reception from its first publication into the nineteenth century. An invaluable reference on the early European exploration of North America, The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James sheds new light on the representation of the Canadian north.

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Colleen M. Franklin is adjunct professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of English at Laurentian University.

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