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This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes, where began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region. On November 12, 1912, in arctic temperatures, Cherry-Garrard, in a search party, found the bodies of Scott and his companions, along with their poignant last notebook entries, some of them recorded in this work.

Among Cherry-Garrard's friends and admirers were John Galsworthy, H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Bernard Shaw. His background in the arts and humanities makes The Worst Journey in the World stand out as a literary accomplishment as well as a classic in the annals of exploration.

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Grouping Titleworst journey in the world
Grouping Authorcherry garrard apsley
Grouping Categorybook
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auth_author2Alexander, Caroline, 1956-
Vance, Simon.
authorCherry-Garrard, Apsley, 1886-1959.
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display_descriptionOnly twenty-four when he joined the Scott expedition, an intellectual Englishman desirous of feeding his passion for knowledge with first-hand discovery in Antarctica, Apsley Cherry-Garrard ultimately learned and endured enough to begin questioning everything he had ever known. From 1910 to 1913, this young man was a part of an expedition for penguin eggs that went fatally wrong. Cherry-Garrard describes the individual crew members, the specifics of their scientific discoveries, and the remarkable human resilience exhibited by everyone in the harsh climes of the South Pole. From the boat journey on the Terra Nova to the tragically climactic search for the missing Scott, Cherry-Garrard frankly recounts all of the ensuing difficulties and their causes, in addition to questioning his own decisions and actions prior to the demise of the captain and crew. "The Worst Journey in the World" is a masterpiece of travel writing that unfolds the harrowing tale of the British Antarctic Expedition's sole survivor and his haunted search for a meaning to the human suffering he witnessed.
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subject_facetAntarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British
British -- Antarctica -- History -- 20th century
British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition -- (1910-1913)
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, -- 1886-1959 -- Travel -- Antarctica
Electronic books
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Scott, Robert Falcon, -- 1868-1912 -- Travel -- Antarctica
South Pole -- Discovery and exploration -- British
Terra Nova (Ship)
title_displayThe worst journey in the world
title_fullThe worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard ; introduction by Caroline Alexander
The worst journey in the world [electronic resource] / Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The worst journey in the world [electronic resource] Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, 1886-1959.
title_shortThe worst journey in the world
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Discovery and exploration
Electronic books
Scott, Robert Falcon