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

(2018)
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Francis Spufford explores the British obsession with polar exploration in a book that Jan Morris, writing in The Times, called, "A truly majestic work of scholarship, thought and literary imagination . . ."

The title, a last quote from one explorer to his party as he left their tent never to return, embodies the danger and mystery that fueled the romantic allure of the poles and, subsequently, the British imagination. Far from being a conventional history of polar exploration, I May Be Some Time attempts to understand what was going on in the minds of the polar explorers as they headed toward destinies like Terra Nova.

Serving up a heady brew of Captain Perry, Jane Eyre, gastronomic obsessions with iced desserts, and the daily lives of Eskimos, Spufford treats the reader to one of the most satisfying and imaginative contemporary works dealing with exploration and human need.



Used availability for Francis Spufford's I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

Hardback Editions

November 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-312-17442-X / 978-0-312-17442-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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March 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-7881-9779-7 / 978-0-7881-9779-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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June 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: I May be Some Time-Csd
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-14487-X / 978-0-571-14487-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott
Author(s): Francis Spufford, Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-34678-2 / 978-0-571-34678-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: I May Be Some Time
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-21865-2 / 978-0-571-21865-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-312-22081-2 / 978-0-312-22081-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-17951-7 / 978-0-571-17951-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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