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The discovery of slowness

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In The Discovery of Slowness , German novelist Sten Nadolny recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). The reader follows Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that he was a rare man, one who was "out of his time" and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more-on his final, fateful voyage-into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is both a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life, and a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.

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Author(s):
Sten Nadolny
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670804681
ISBN-13:
9780670804689
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Viking

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In The Discovery of Slowness , German novelist Sten Nadolny recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). The reader follows Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that he was a rare man, one who was "out of his time" and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more-on his final, fateful voyage-into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is both a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life, and a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.

Author(s):
Sten Nadolny
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670804681
ISBN-13:
9780670804689
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Viking

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