Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9780708319680 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708320730 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Death of Captain Cook

and other writings by David Samwell

Edited by Nicholas Thomas, Martin Fitzpatrick, and Jenny Newell

Edited by Nicholas Thomas, Martin Fitzpatrick, and Jenny Newell

Distributed for University of Wales Press

180 pages | 6 halftones | 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 | © 2007
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9780708319680 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708320730 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
No aspect of the voyages of Captain Cook have been more controversial than Cook's death. This book reprints one of the classic accounts of this episode, the vivid and lively narrative by one of the voyage surgeons, David Samwell. Introductory essays contextualize Samwell's contribution within this period of Pacific maritime history.
Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

  1. David Samwell: an eventful career

Martin Fitzpatrick

 

  1. David Samwell on his hobby horse

Martin Fitzpatrick

 

  1. David Samwell: Pacific ethnographer and historian

Nicholas Thomas

 

Notes on the texts

 

A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook

 

The correspondence of David Samwell

 

The poetry of David Samwell

 

Glossary of Hawaiian names

Select bibliography

Index
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