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  • Published: 12 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780099530374
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $32.99

The Worst Journey in the World

Ranked number 1 in National Geographic’s 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time




'When people ask me... "What is your favourite travel book?" I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery and friendship' Paul Theroux

It is 100 years since the first publication of this great work of travel writing.

This is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the youngest members of Scott's team, recorded the experience of his adventure and in doing so created a masterpiece of travel writing. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men faced, Cherry's account is filled with details of scientific discovery, unforgettable descriptions of landscape and a belief in the spirit of human beings. A celebrated and compelling book on Antarctic exploration.

INTRODUCED BY SARA WHEELER

'The Worst Journey in the World is to travel what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece' New York Review of Books

  • Published: 12 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780099530374
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic which he joined to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. After the expedition, Cherry-Garrard served in the First World War and was invalided home. With the zealous encouragement of his neighbour, George Bernard Shaw, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World (1922) in an attempt to overcome the horror of the journey. As the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions.

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