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The Discovery of Slowness
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date July 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140265842
ISBN-10 0140265848
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Summary
Offers an in-depth fictional portrait of Sir John Franklin, a legendary Arctic explorer, who sets out to discover the Northwest Passage via canoe. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670804689
 
from Viking Pr (October 1, 1987)
9780670804689 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Escaping from the industrial world of the nineteenth century, John Franklin joins the Navy, searches for the Northwest Passage, and later becomes governor of Tasmania only to return to the sea at age sixty in search of a dream
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140265842 Book cover for 9781589880245
 
With Ralph Freedman (other contributor), Carl Honore (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Paul Dry Books Inc (May 30, 2005)
9781589880245 | details & prices | 325 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $16.95
About: "Absolutely stunning.
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With Ralph Freedman (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin USA (July 1, 1997)
9780140265842 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Offers an in-depth fictional portrait of Sir John Franklin, a legendary Arctic explorer, who sets out to discover the Northwest Passage via canoe.

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