The Resource The wreck of the Medusa : the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, Jonathan Miles, (electronic resource)

The wreck of the Medusa : the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, Jonathan Miles, (electronic resource)

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The wreck of the Medusa : the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century
Title
The wreck of the Medusa
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the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century
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Jonathan Miles
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eng
Summary
The Wreck of the Medusa is Jonathan Miles's spellbinding account of the most famous shipwreck before the Titanic. Drawing on contemporaneously published accounts and journals of survivors, Miles brilliantly reconstructs the ill-fated voyage and the events that inspired Theodore Gericault's magnificent painting The Raft of the Medusa. In July of 1816, the French frigate Medusa, bound for the Senegalese port colony of Saint Louis under the command of an incompetent royalist captain, hit a famously treacherous reef. In the chaos that ensued, the commander and a privileged few claimed the lifeboats. The rest were herded onto a makeshift raft and set adrift. Without a compass or many provisions, hit by a vicious storm the first night and exposed to sweltering heat during the following days, the group set upon each other: mayhem, mutiny, and murder ensued. When rescue arrived thirteen days later, only fifteen were alive. Two survivors' written account of the tragedy became an international best seller that exposed far-reaching corruption in Restoration France. The scandal inspired a young artist, Theodore Gericault, whose iconic depiction of suffering and hope won first prize at the Salon of 1819 and captivated viewers in the Louvre for centuries to come
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Midwest
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1952-
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Miles, Jonathan
Dewey number
910.916375
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Méduse (Ship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • French
  • Electronic books
  • Senegal
  • Senegal
  • Sahara
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adult
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The wreck of the Medusa : the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, Jonathan Miles, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781555848675
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12210534
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MWT12210534
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The wreck of the Medusa : the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, Jonathan Miles, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781555848675
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12210534
Publisher number
MWT12210534
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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