Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase

Owen Chase (1798-March 8, 1869 (agedĀ 70)) was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on November 20, 1820. Chase wrote about the incident in Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. This book, published in 1821, would inspire Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.

The 1048th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 61st on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex Audible Audio Edition 22410 $1.22 2014
Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex Kindle Edition 956169 $0.99 2013
Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex Kindle Edition 331600 2016
The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex (Warbler Classics Annotated Edition) Paperback 264376 $6.95 2022
Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex Audible Audiobook 340618 $11.19 2019
Shipwreck of the Whaleship 'Essex Paperback 9452671 $93.99 $4.63 2000
Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex Paperback 4231301 $26.50 $1.35 1999