Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

Owen CHASE (1797 - 1869)

Owen Chase (October 7, 1797 – March 7, 1869) was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on October 28, 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. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To The Reader Phil Schempf
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Play 02 Chapter One - The Outbound Voyage Phil Schempf
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Play 03 Chapter Two - The Wreck Phil Schempf
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Play 04 Chapter Three, Part I, November 21-22 Phil Schempf
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Play 05 Chapter Three, Part II, November 23-30 Phil Schempf
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Play 06 Chapter Three, Part III, December 1-14 Phil Schempf
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Play 07 Chapter Three, Part IV, December 15-22 Phil Schempf
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Play 08 Chapter Three, Part V, December 23-January 7 Phil Schempf
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Play 09 Chapter Three, Part VI, January 10-24 Phil Schempf
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Play 10 Chapter Three, Part VII, January 25 to Conclusion Phil Schempf
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