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.
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: InÂ The Discovery of Slowness
, German novelist Sten NadolnyÂ 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 âout of his timeâ and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once moreâon his final, fateful voyageâinto the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness
Â is both a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life, and a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.