The Four Voyages
Being His Own Log-book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narrative Drawn from the "Life of the Admiral" by His Son Hernando Colon and Other Contemporary Historians
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Four Voyages by Christopher Columbus
Book DescriptionNo gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus' ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140442175
(196mm x 134mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Columbus
Journal of Christopher Columbus (during His First Voyage, 1492-93), Paperback (June 2010)
This volume contains an account of Columbus' first voyage, and those of his contemporaries John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real.
First Voyage to America, Paperback (February 1992)» View all books by Christopher Columbus
A record of the day-to-day experiences of the men who sailed on the Santa Maria with Columbus and discovered the New World.
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Author Biography - Christopher Columbus
JM Cohen (1903 - 1989) was the translator of many volumes for the Penguin Classics, including versions of Rabelais, Cervantes and Montaigne.
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