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The Shipwrecked Men


The original disaster narrative, "The Shipwrecked Men" by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (c.1492-c.1560) tells how a confident, well-equipped Spanish expedition to explore the Florida mainland came utterly to grief through arrogance, storms and bad luck, leaving a handful of survivors to stagger to Mexico City some years later. "Great Journeys" allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few ...

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The Shipwrecked Men
2007, Penguin Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780141032047

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The Shipwrecked Men
2007, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141025360

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