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The Resource The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper, Simon Leys, (text large print)

The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper, Simon Leys, (text large print)

Label
The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper
Title
The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper
Statement of responsibility
Simon Leys
Title variation
Batavia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1629, the Batavia was wrecked on a coral archipelago fifty miles from the Australian continent. Most of the people on board survived, only to become victims of a visionary psychopath who, with the help of a dozen followers, organised a methodical massacre of the hapless community. Following the wreck's discovery some forty years ago, Simon Leys travelled to the site. This is his riveting account of the shipwreck and its brutal aftermath. As well as a narrative of the disaster, it is also a subtle consideration of the nature of totalitarianism and our susceptibility to its visionary ideologues. This book also includes Leys' elegiac essay, Prosper, recalling a summer when he joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat from Brittany, one of the last boats still working under sail. This remarkable piece vividly evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest and finest form of seamanship." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
TP
Dewey number
910.452
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper, Simon Leys, (text large print)
Label
The wreck of the Batavia & Prosper, Simon Leys, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2005
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813624310
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Dimensions
26 cm.
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Edition
  • EasyRead large edition, 16.
  • Second edition
Extent
viii, 98 pages (large print):
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459605404
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3783728
  • (Sirsi) a3783728

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