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Conqueror Of The Seas - The Story Of Magellan epub

by Stefan Zweig


Conqueror Of The Seas - The Story Of Magellan epub

ISBN: 1406760064

ISBN13: 978-1406760064

Author: Stefan Zweig

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Travelers & Explorers

Language: English

Publisher: Zweig Press (March 15, 2007)

Pages: 384 pages

ePUB book: 1224 kb

FB2 book: 1319 kb

Rating: 4.5

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The English Version of Stefan ZWEIG's masterpiece. The English Version of Stefan ZWEIG's masterpiece.

The English Version of Stefan ZWEIG's masterpiece. Now a very decent eBook.

While the story of Magellan is interesting in itself, I was more interested in the background given by Zweig in his introduction .

While the story of Magellan is interesting in itself, I was more interested in the background given by Zweig in his introduction about how he came to write the book. It was something I could relate to. The book came about because of what we might call today a first world problem. I choose this book because many years ago I read several books by Stefan Zweig (Czech translations) and I liked them a lot. It may be that my taste has changed or that Zweig's style is more suited for fiction than for historical works. I think Magallanes and his time are pictured vividly and probably quite accurately.

Stefan Zweig is very good at pointing out all the details without blemishing the story and making it sound didactic. 2 people found this helpful. He is the one who named the Pacific Ocean ( peaceful sea ) for the calmness of its water and the lack of wind.

Stefan Zweig is one of the best writers of XX century and I would recommend reading this book to anyone interested . Fascinating history + the Zweig style. Very interesting and revealing about the times and personalities of Magellan and his world. One person found this helpful.

Stefan Zweig is one of the best writers of XX century and I would recommend reading this book to anyone interested in the history of Great Explorations.

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Stefan Zweig brings the story of Magellan to life. Books related to Magellan: Conqueror of the Seas. Charles Poore, The New York Times . Clive James , Cultural Amnesia.

Conqueror of the seas. the story of Magellan. Published 1938 by The Literary Guild of America in New York.

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Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. He is the one who named the Pacific Ocean (“peaceful sea”) for the calmness of its water and the lack of wind. Although he wasn't alive to complete the entire journey himself after he was killed in a rather unnecessary battle with a local king in the Philippines, the expedition that he once led resulted in the first circumnavigation of the earth. Needless to say, the journey wasn't smooth and clear skies all along otherwise there would hardly be a reason to write a full book about this expedition. Magellan had to overcome the Portuguese king who tried to sabotage this voyage, the mutiny of his crew, hunger, thirst and very harsh weather. Oh, yeah, he also lost his life.

Zweig and his stirring prose style seem well suited for the task of writing about this dramatic expedition. Just consider this, for example: “His native country left him in the lurch; his ties with office and duty had been severed. So much the better, now he was free. As so often when a man seems to be at the mercy of the winds, he is in reality being blown back upon his own self.”

In his novels, Zweig tends to focus in the psychological aspects of his characters. What drove them and why they acted the way they did. This shows in his biography of Magellan. He portrays him as a quiet introvert and as a very calculated man who rarely made any decision without considering the long term; he was also fairly harsh (at least according to our standards today), but yet very fair.

Zweig doesn't dwell too much into to the details of each and every small thing that happened. Along with his dramatic and enjoyable prose style, "Magellan" reads more like one of Zweig’s novels.
Historically very informative. I purchased it because of my interest an acquaintance with Stefan Zweig's other works.
The translation from the German is stilted.
Fascinating history + the Zweig style. Very interesting and revealing about the times and personalities of Magellan and his world.
Outstanding biography written by an excellent author. Sad that he had to leave Austria like so many other German intelectuals during the Nazi regime into emigration. I Love all of his biographies. He gave his life away fare too early.
Brilliant narrative of the beginning of the modern era. By encircling the Earth, humans later came to erroneously believe they owned it. Sad.
Zweig was a brilliant writer, his death was a tragedy.
Fantastic adventure of the time of the great navigations, where we can have notion of the adversities that have passed these adventurers.
Excellent story, well written, a great adventure story with some history thrown in.