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SPUFFORD, FRANCIS - I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination

Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Description: St. Martin's Griffin, UK, 1999. First Edition, Softcover. Very Good Condition. 9780312220815 Available Now. Book Description: Francis Spufford explores the British obsession with polar exploration in a book that Jan Morris, writing in The Times, called, "A truly majestic work of scholarship, thought and literary imagination ." The title, a last quote from one explorer to his party as he left their tent never to return, embodies the danger and mystery that fueled the romantic allure of the poles and, subsequently, the British imagination. Far from being a conventional history of polar exploration, I May Be Some Time attempts to understand what was going on in the minds of the polar explorers as they headed toward destinies like Terra Nova. Serving up a heady brew of Captain Perry, Jane Eyre, gastronomic obsessions with iced desserts, and the daily lives of Eskimos, Spufford treats the reader to one of the most satisfying and imaginative contemporary works dealing with exploration and human need. : Review: ". a high-cultural history, both passionate and intricate . Breathtaking." ―"The Boston Globe" "An engaging, elegant, often majestic work of cultural history." ―T"he Philadelphia Inquirer" "Thoughtful, suggestive and oddly fascinating." ―"Men's Journal" -- : Book Description: I May Be Some Time by Francis Spufford explores our perceptions and dreams centring around the North and South Poles, and the myth of Captain Scott's famous last words. Described by Jan Morris in The Times as 'a truly majestic work of scholarship, thought and literary imagination.' -- Size: 14 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm. 388 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN: 0312220812. ISBN/EAN: 9780312220815.

Keywords: BZDB395 History; I May Be Some Time Ice and the English Imagination

Price: GBP 13.20 = appr. US$ 18.85 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: B209-1015

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