The Wreck of the Batavia : A True Story

By: Leys, Simon

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. This book chronicles the wreck of a ship off the Australian coast in 1629 and the authoritarian, Lord of the Flies-like community set up by the survivors. There is also a heroic return by the Captain of the ship who, like Bligh, set off in a small boat across uncharted water to return home and then return to search for the survivors. Incredible true story. The book also includes Leys' evocative essay on his on first experience on the sea. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 111 pages

Title: The Wreck of the Batavia : A True Story

Author Name: Leys, Simon

Categories: World Literature,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 2005

ISBN Number: 156025

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 14680

Keywords: World History Maritime Seas Oceans Shipwrecks Australia True Crime