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The Worst Journey in the World

Antarctica 1910-13

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An edition of The Worst Journey in the World (1922)

The Worst Journey in the World

Antarctica 1910-13

Pimlico edition (8)
  • 4.20 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 26 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 7 Have read
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Pages
607

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In his introduction to this harrowing story of the 1912 Scott expedition to the South Pole, Apsley Cherry-Garrard states: 'Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.' The Worst Journey in the World is his account of an expedition which went disastrously wrong.

One of the youngest members of Scott's team, the author was later part of the rescue party that eventually found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers.

A masterpiece of travel writing, The Worst Journey in the World is the most celebrated and compelling of all books on Antarctic exploration.

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The Worst Journey in the World
2018-11-07, [publisher not identified]
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The Worst Journey in the World
2014, Standard Ebooks
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The Worst Journey in the World
2010, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - printing (10)
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The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctica 1910-13
2003, Pimlico
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The Worst Journey in the World: A Tale of Loss and Courage in Antarctica
2001, Narrative Press
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The Worst Journey in the World
1998-11, Carroll & Graf Publishers
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The Worst Journey in the World
1992, Carroll & Graf Publishers
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The Worst Journey in the World
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The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic, 1910-1913
1965, Chatto & Windus
paperback in English - New ed.
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The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic: 1910-1913
1951, the author, distributed for him by Chatto and Windus
Hardcover in English - Library ed. / with some corrections and a postscript.

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Published in

London

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Picador, 1994.

Includes index.

Presented by Ellen Lehman, November 2020.

Copyright Date
2003

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
919.8904
Library of Congress
G850 1910.S4 C48 2003

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xcv, 607 pages
Number of pages
607

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL37039775M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1844131033
ISBN 13
9781844131037
OCLC/WorldCat
59305964
Goodreads
61429034

Work Description

The Worst Journey in the World is a 1922 memoir by Apsley Cherry-Garrard of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole in 1910–1913. It has earned wide praise for its frank treatment of the difficulties of the expedition, the causes of its disastrous outcome, and the meaning of human suffering under extreme conditions.



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Excerpts

Scott used to say that the worst part of an expedition was over when the preparation was finished.
added anonymously.
This post-war business is inartistic, for it is seldom that any one does anything well for the sake of doing it well; and it is un-Christian, if you value Christianity, for men are out to hurt and not to help—can you wonder, when the Ten Commandments were hurled straight from the pulpit through good stained glass.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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