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Caliban's Shore - The Wreck of the Grosvenor and the Strange Fate of Her Survivors (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R259
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Caliban's Shore - The Wreck of the Grosvenor and the Strange Fate of Her Survivors (Paperback, New edition)

S. Taylor

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In the summer of 1783 the grandees of the East India Company were horrified to learn that one of their finest ships, the 741-ton Grosvenor, had been lost on the wild and unexplored coast of southeast Africa. Astonishingly, most of those on board reached the shore safely 91 members of the crew and 34 wealthy, high-born passengers, including women and children. They were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost and they were not alone. "They surveyed one another with mutual incomprehension: on the one hand the dishevelled castaways; on the other, black warriors with high conical hairstyles, daubed with red mud..." Drawing upon unpublished material and new research, Stephen Taylor pieces together the strands of this compelling saga, sifting the myths from a reality that is no less gripping. Full of unexpected twists, Caliban's Shore takes the reader to the heart of what is now South Africa, to analyze the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, to tell the story of those who returned, and to unravel the mystery of those who stayed."

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Imprint: W.W. Norton & Company Ltd
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2005
First published: July 2005
Authors: S. Taylor
Dimensions: 208 x 140 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 297
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-32707-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Fiction > True stories > Endurance & survival
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-393-32707-8
Barcode: 9780393327076

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