Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic--in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art.
Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivors and author ofThe Loss of the S.S. Titanic, it will be the gift to give die-hard Titanic buffs. Authoritative, commemorative and in a striking, luxurious package with and introduction by Titanic enthusiast and expert, Tim Maltin, this will be the authoritative work on the disaster.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
"With its detailed stories from survivors of the disaster, "Titanic, First Accounts" is hugely engaging and adroitly debunks some of the event's great myths. ("Nearer, My God, to Thee" "wasn't" actually the last song played by the ship's band.) The eyewitness testimonies are equal parts illuminating and haunting, revealing intimate conversations with surviving passengers who didn't fully grasp the scope of the unfolding devastation until it was too late." "Entertainment Weekly""
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th April 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.5 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition