Shackleton, Ernest. Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling.
Title SHACKLETON: HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS.
Publisher British Broadcasting Corporation, (London, 1983), Ist edition.
Seller ID 13842
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "...throws light on the character and actions of this remarkable man through a chronological selection from Shackleton's own writings, public and private. Much of the material comes from his own books, 'The Heart of the Antarctic' and 'South', both long out of print, which recount the triumphs and disasters of the 'Nimrod' and 'Endurance' expeditions with the freshness and immediacy of the diaries on which they are largely based. Together with his poetry and letters - especially those to his wife, Emily - they build up to the lively self-portrait of a many-sided, complex and fascinating man...Christopher Ralling's biographical notes provide a framework for Shackleton's own words, setting them in their time." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one 1" closed tear at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. NF/V G