Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic: Villiers, Alan
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Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic

Author(s): Villiers, Alan

Copyright: 1934, Scribner’s, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.285, frontis, 9 woodcuts, map eps, dec yellow cloth
Condition: dj w/ edge tears, clipped, good+, cloth vg

This adventure novel charts the voyage of a fleet of seven ships in a Norwegian whaling expedition near the South Pole. The main characters of the book are a group of young boys who sign on for the expedition in Hobart, Tasmania. “Mr. Villiers interweaves a fascinating documentary account of modem whaling with the story of a group of Australian ragamuffins, signed on in Hobart by the whaling fleet as extra hands. I have never read a better description of the bitter Antarctic winter or the operations of a whaling fleet.” – The Argus. Winner of the 1950 Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.

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