I May Be Some Time

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‘I May Be Some Time’ is a cultural history of our obsession with ice, Eskimos and polar exploration. When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Despite wars and social change, despite recent debunking, it is still there.

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The anticipated new novel by Francis Spufford, Light Perpetual, is now available to preorder!

When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Everyone remembers the doomed Captain Oates’s last words: ‘I’m just going outside, and I may be some time.’ Francis Spufford’s celebrated and prize-winning history shows how Scott’s death was the culmination of a national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the end of the earth.

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Weight 330 g
Dimensions 19.5 × 12.5 × 4 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

384 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

910.911 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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