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Dampier's Monkey

The south seas voyages of William Dampier

Adrian Mitchell

Dampier's Monkey
For a limited time only, receive a FREE copy of Adrian Mitchell's Drawing the Crow with your purchase of Dampier's Monkey. Valid until 23 January 2019, while stocks last.

William Dampier, the 'devil's mariner' as he has been called, a far voyager and traveller extraordinaire, lived in an era when, more truly than in other periods of history, the past was being put behind the present, and everything was new - a new world discovered by the first stirrings of the new science, under a new political and economic formation.

Dampier's Monkey examines the late-17th century ways of comprehending an expanding world by re-evaluating the travel narratives of the buccaneer William Dampier. Included in this book is Dampier's journal of his voyage in the South Seas from 1681 to 1691, complete with his annotations and illustrations, published here for the first time.

Praise for Dampier's Monkey:
'Mitchell's own beautifully written description which takes up half of his book vividly illuminates the colourful life and times of the intrepid Dampier.' - Mary Ann Elliott, Chronicle

'... gripping, entertaining and deeply revealing' - Steven Davenport, Indaily

'No nautical history collection should be without this! - California Bookwatch

'Mitchell's analysis of Dampier's journal gives a deeper insight into the explorer's character and a true account of his travels.' - Good Reading Magazine

'a scholarly joy'; 'an excellent accessible version of Dampier's Journal, which I'm sure will be mined by historians of exploration, natural history, and the art of the travelogue.' - Arthur Lucas, Reviews in Australian Studies

'Mitchell has a substantial background in literary studies and he is a writer of genuine skill, successfully blending scholarship and the writer’s craft. The text is richly patterned and repays careful reading. Readers of postcolonial literature will get as much from this engaging and enlightening work as will historians.' – Ian Wilkins, Australian Journal of Politics and History

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Category History
Format Paperback
Size 244 x 170 mm
ISBN 9781743056301
Extent 570 pages
Price: AU$49.95 including GST
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