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By Alice Jane Hamilton

ISBN-10: 1553804813

ISBN-13: 9781553804819

This inventive nonfiction biography of the distinguished Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae starts off in 1854 while, on a mapping excursion to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the lacking hyperlink within the Northwest Passage. at the comparable journey, an opportunity come upon with an Inuit hunter leads him to discover the tragic destiny that occurred the officials and group of the long-missing Franklin day trip whilst, ravenous at the ice, they resorted to cannibalism. whilst the Scottish-born scientist and Hudson’s Bay corporation leader issue stories the stunning information about the men’s dying to the British Admiralty, he's publicly belittled by means of such famous Victorian society figures because the novelist Charles Dickens and Sir John Franklin’s widow, Jane. From then on, Rae’s lifestyles turns into a stressed trip of hovering desire and sour sadness, as he makes an attempt to revive his sturdy acceptance with the British public, protect the integrity of the Arctic natives who introduced him certain testimony concerning the proof of cannibalism, and rebuild his shattered identification. Rae’s look for what has been misplaced takes him to Hamilton, decrease Canada, throughout Rupert’s Land to the Pacific Coast, to the Faroe Islands, throughout Greenland, after which ultimately domestic to the Orkney Islands the place yet one more flip of occasions catches him through surprise.

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