SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest. South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917.


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South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. Illustrated. London: Heinemann, 1923. Crown octavo. pp. xvi, 205. Full red morocco. School Prize. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet, enclosing the badge of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-on-Tyne; title in gilt on gilt decorated; prize label on front pastedown. All edges gilt. A very good copy.

Shackleton's epic journey across treacherous seas to summon help, after the 'Endurance' had been crushed and sunk by huge ice-floes, was truly one of the greatest feats of human endurance of the twentieth century. Tom Crean, later of The South Pole Inn, Annascaul, accompanied his fellow countryman on this expedition. Their ship was 200 miles from the nearest land, and 1,000 miles from human assistance.

'South' is Shackleton's monumental record of an adventure story crammed with human drama and endurance.


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