The Worst Journey in the World-APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD

  • Title: The Worst Journey in the World
  • Released: 2010-05-03
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  • Pages: 704
  • ISBN: 0099530376
  • ISBN13: 978-0099530374
  • ASIN: 0099530376


ReviewThe Worst Journey in the World goes in and out of print; but it is indestructible, because it is a masterpiece.” -- Paul Theroux

About the Author APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic which he joined to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. After the expedition, Cherry-Garrard served in the First World War and was invalided home. With the zealous encouragement of his neighbour, George Bernard Shaw, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World (1922) in an attempt to overcome the horror of the journey. As the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions. pdf