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ISBN: 0747599742
Author: Georgina Harding
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks; UK ed. edition (2001)
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Rating: 4.7
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As Georgina Harding puts it in The Solitude of Thomas Cave, existence is very plain when it is reduced to one .

As Georgina Harding puts it in The Solitude of Thomas Cave, existence is very plain when it is reduced to one day at a time and to that one day’s routine of survival. That’s a good summation of both the attractions and the dangers of the genre. The hero of Harding’s novel - based on an obscure, intriguing bit of historical hearsay - draws a shorter straw than most literary castaways, who can cling to the faint but sustaining hope of rescue at any time. Harding does embed logbook entries in the narrative, but most are too flatly descriptive to animate Cave fully: Two old shallops that lay abandoned on the beach I have broken up and brought in to supplement the store of firewood.

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A beautiful, ghostly tale, The Solitude of Thomas Cave brings us back to the beginning of the modern world, in a. .

A beautiful, ghostly tale, The Solitude of Thomas Cave brings us back to the beginning of the modern world, in a story infused with the violence, power and beauty that define both man and nature. Harding doesn't flinch in describing the essential cruelty of life as a whaler,and long before this book ends, the reader senses that Cave has been forced to re-assess his way of life, and mans constant attempts to assert dominance over the natural world. This, above all things, is a proper story, beautifully told.

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Slowly, as the heat penetrates, he begins to distinguish the separate pains. He sees that he must be thankful. He was lucky, or blessed, to be caught so in the white hands of the snow. It is blinding torture to take off his boot but when he examines the injury he is reassured to see that the joint bends this way and that as far as its swelling will allow and he believes that he will be able to walk on it again before too long

Thomas Cave takes a wager that he will spend one year alone in the Artic region where he works seasonally on a.I enjoy Georgina Hardings books. They are all very different, well written and you don't get the sense they are all by the same author.

Thomas Cave takes a wager that he will spend one year alone in the Artic region where he works seasonally on a whaling ship. Once the seasons change and the cold weather is about to set it, the ship sails off without him and we are privy to his life and his thoughts. Georgina Harding is a fabulous writer who without loads of words, portrays the scene so I could see it before me like a movie. I have read The Painter of Silence and I felt the same about that book. I will read everything she has written.

Thomas Cave is taciturn, aloof from the camaraderie of the rest of the Heartsease's crew. Their destination is the Svalbard archipelago (sometimes called Spitsbergen, the name of its largest island), desolate even in summer when night never falls. Whales abound here, but departure cannot be delayed for fear of the encroaching ice. One night, a rum-fuelled discussion ensues about the hell of the islands in winter. Cave declares he could survive a whole season in frozen darkness, following goading by Carnock, the bullying mate. The unyielding Cave strikes a perilous wager

All, that is, save Thomas Cave. He makes a wager that he will remain there alone until the next season, though no man has yet been known to have survived a winter this far north. So he is left with provisions, shelter, and a journal – should he not live to tell the tal. iction.

All, that is, save Thomas Cave. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

In 1616 Thomas Cave is challenged by a fellow sailor to stay on in Greenland when their whaling ship returns to England. As he struggles to survive the winter on his own, Thomas has to contend with memories that are as bitter as the harsh weather. A haunting and reflective story that will transport you to a completely different time and place. Find similar books Profile. Tentative as if she too might vanish, he reaches out to touch her hair, to pull his fingers through it to loosen it further, to move his hand on and let it rest in the warm hollow of her back.

Solitude of Thomas Cave

Comments:

Jaberini
The description of this book's premise was so intriguing to me that I bought it immediately. I was not entirely displeased with the book--it certainly had its moments of beauty--but it certainly did not deliver what I expected. My hopes were for a deep exploration of the human spirit with the harsh frozen landscape of the north as its setting. What a brilliant premise! Alas, what I ended up feeling upon finishing was akin to the stories I've heard from friends who attended time-share pitches--they are promised a free vacation, and then pummeled with the underlying agenda upon arrival. I went into this with interest, and upon finishing felt like I had been subversively lectured by an environmentalist. The sum of this story is exactly that: we humans carry all our emotional baggage to the remotest parts of the world and rape its beauty. Harding could have made me care more for Cave, more for his wife and child, more for the other characters, and in the process perhaps I would have cared more about the natural world. But in the end I think the only thing Harding wanted me to care about is seals, whales, foxes, and polar bears. I do certainly care for those things, but I didn't need a time-share presentation to get me there. I give it three stars mainly because the book had a rustic style I found myself enjoying, and the story had some truly haunting moments that I won't soon forget.
Butius
The Solitude of Thomas Cave truly is a marvel of a book, a historical novel NOT about famous events or people, beautifully written, the kind of book you can read twice and enjoy just as much the second time around. A great book for those who love the natural world and are curious about the Arctic environment, people with an interest in the supernatural (though Thomas Cave himself would quickly deny that suggestion!), for those who have loved and lost, for people who have serious doubts about humankind and need reassurance. I read it on my Kindle, but bought it in hardcover as a gift for somebody I know will love it, too. The wonderful ending stays with you. The lesson in this novel is, at least for me, that introspection and time alone to reflect on our lives can change us for the better.
Ffrlel
I don't wish to précis the book - I'm sure many other reviewers will do that. Thomas Cave takes a wager that he will spend one year alone in the Artic region where he works seasonally on a whaling ship. Once the seasons change and the cold weather is about to set it, the ship sails off without him and we are privy to his life and his thoughts. Georgina Harding is a fabulous writer who without loads of words, portrays the scene so I could see it before me like a movie. I have read The Painter of Silence and I felt the same about that book. I will read everything she has written.
Jia
Beautifully written.Totally absorbing - like nothing else I have read. The last narrative could have been edited and shortened a bit perhaps but - this tale is one of the most original stories I have read in recent times. The feelings evoked from this story are with me still.
Huston
a bit slow, but if you like descriptive novels this is a good one, because it's beautifully done. worth the time to read it.
Modar
Not only was his experience unique but the look at the workings of his mind were an interesting eye opener.
Prinna
I enjoy Georgina Hardings books. They are all very different, well written and you don't get the sense they are all by the same author.
Very interesting story about the early Whaleing years and how a man came to see the horror of that trade.

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