I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

Francis Spufford

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 05-07-2018

£9.99

When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination.

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Description

When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Everyone remembers the doomed Captain Oates’s last words: ‘I’m just going outside, and I may be some time.’ Francis Spufford’s celebrated and prize-winning history shows how Scott’s death was the culmination of a national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the end of the earth.

Additional information

Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 25 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 416