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Titre : THE FLOATING PRISON
Éditeur : Conway Maritime Press, London
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Nearly as Good as New
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good +
Signé : Signed by the Translator
Edition : First Edition
Red hardback cover with gilt title on the spine, Illustyrated dust jacket. Book contains 246 pages with sections of black and white photoplates in the text. This is the remarkable account of Nine Years captivity on the British Prison Hulks during the Napoleonic Wars. Originally published in France in 1851. This translation into English 2003. With the book is a SIGNED Dedication from the Translator Richard Rose to a female aquaintance dated 2003 along with a two page letter which is also SIGNED making reference to the work which he did on the book and the letters which he has received. . Small eratta slip also enclosed. Condition book nearly as good as new. Dust jacket no chips or tears, price corner clipped, very clean.---- All books packaged with care and sent off the same day whewre possible. N° de réf. du libraire 9265
Synopsis : In 1806, after 10 years at sea, Lieutentant Garneray was anxious to return to France when his ship was captured by the Royal Navy. He was confined, with hundreds of others, in the cramped quarters of one of the prison hulks off Portsmouth, where he remained for 9 years. Later, in the book Mes Pontons, he would recount his experience in what is considered to be the longest and most detailed account of life on a prison hulk. By turns violent and poignant, dark and humorous, the book is a compelling page-turner that sheds light on a hitherto largely neglected area of British naval history. Although it has been criticised since its original publication in 1851 of taking dramatic licence, many of the events told would almost certainly have occurred, and Richard Rose has drawn on his extensive research into French prisoners-of-war and RN administration of the period to add annotations that address the more fanciful elements of the text. Following his release. Louis Garneray became a distinguished maritime artist in his own country, and some of his paintings together with the etchings he drew for the original edition are included here.
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