Dimitris John Raptis

2218 days ago

Beautiful overview of the stories mankind has told of the Arctic; and comes to the heartbreaking conclusion that, soon, these stories may be all we have to remember the North Pole from.

Literature’s Arctic Obsession


In February of 1880, the whaling ship Hope sailed north from Peterhead, Scotland, and headed for the Arctic. Her crew included a highly regarded captain, an illiterate but gifted first mate, and the usual roster of harpooners, sailors, and able-bodied seamen—but not the intended ship’s surgeon.