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Resolution: A Novel of Captain Cook’s Adventures of Discovery to Australia, New

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A.N. Wilson demonstrates his great powers as a master craftsman of the historical and the human in this richly evoked novel recalling the story of the three voyages Captain Cook made to the southern hemisphere, culminating in the last, fateful expedition on which he was murdered. The author brings to life the real and the extraordinary, drawing together a remarkable case of characters in order to look at human endeavour, ingenity and valour.

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A. N. Wilson’s powerful new novel explores the life and times of one of the greatest British explorers, Captain Cook, and the golden age of Britain’s period of expansion and exploration.Wilson’s protagonist, witness to Cook’s brilliance and wisdom, is George Forster, who travelled with Cook as botanist on board the HMS Resolution, on Cook’s second expedition to the southern hemisphere, and penned a famous account of the journey. Resolution moves back and forth across time, to depict Forster’s time with Cook, and his extraordinary later life, which ended with his death in Paris, during the French Revolution.Wilson once again demonstrates his great powers as a master craftsman of the historical and the human in this richly evoked novel, which brings to life the real and the extraordinary, brilliantly drawing together a remarkable cast of characters in order to look at human endeavour, ingenuity and valour.

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Weight 0.268 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

278

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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