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The terror a novel

A horror novel based on the Lost Expedition of Sir John Franklin.

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  • "Au milieu du XIXe siècle, Sir John Franklin monte une expédition polaire pour découvrir le passage du Nord-Ouest. L'entreprise tourne au désastre quand les deux navires sont pris dans les glaces. Prisonniers de cet enfer blanc, torturés par la faim et la maladie, les hommes devront faire face aux assauts incessants d'une mystérieuse créature aux griffes acérées. [Memento]."
  • ""Le 19 mai 1845, le HMS 'Erebus' et le HMS 'Terror' quittent l'Angleterre sous les vivats de la foule. Avec ces navires, le vénérable sir John Franklin entend enfin percer le mythique passage du Nord-Ouest. Mais à l'enthousiasme succèdent bientôt la désillusion, puis le drame... Mal préparée, équipée et dirigée, l'expédition se retrouve prisonnière des glaces et de la nuit polaire. La mort frappe. La maladie se répand. La faim, la mutinerie et la folie couvent. Et rôde une mystérieuse et terrifiante créature, incarnation des peurs ancestrales de l'homme face aux éléments. Le 19 mai 1845, cent vingt-neuf hommes partaient pour un voyage au bout de l'enfer blanc. Combien en reviendront vivants ?" [Source : 4e de couv.]."
  • "Starred Review. Hugo-winner Simmons (Olympos) brings the horrific trials and tribulations of arctic exploration vividly to life in this beautifully written historical, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage. Sir John Franklin, the leader of the expedition and captain of the Erebus, is an aging fool. Francis Crozier, his second in command and captain of the Terror, is a competent sailor, but embittered after years of seeing lesser men with better connections given preferment over him. With their two ships quickly trapped in pack ice, their voyage is a disaster from start to finish. Some men perish from disease, others from the cold, still others from botulism traced to tinned food purchased from the lowest bidder. Madness, mutiny and cannibalism follow. And then there's the monstrous creature from the ice, the thing like a polar bear but many times larger, possessed of a dark and vicious intelligence."
  • "The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 men fight to survive with poisonous food, a dwindling supply of coal, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror constantly clawing to get in. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Inuit woman who cannot speak and who may be the key to survival, or the harbinger of their deaths. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear that there is no escape."
  • "Twee Britse schepen proberen in 1845 de befaamde Noordwestpassage te vinden, maar raken na twee jaar voorgoed ingevroren. Toch is het weer niet de grootste vijand van de expeditieleden."
  • ""La verdadera historia de una legendaria expedición al Ártico, transformada en una excitante y extraordinaria novela"--Dust jacket."
  • "A horror novel based on the Lost Expedition of Sir John Franklin."@en
  • "Captain Crozier must find a way for his crew to survive the deadly attacks of a sea monster, in a novel loosely based on the mid-nineteenth-century Arctic expedition originally led by Sir John Franklin."
  • ""Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." - Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" ( Seattle Post-Intelligencer ). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages."@en
  • ""The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 men fight to survive with poisonous food, a dwindling supply of coal, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror constantly clawing to get in." "When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Inuit woman who cannot speak and who may be the key to survival - or the harbinger of their deaths. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear that there is no escape."--BOOK JACKET."
  • "Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare."
  • "The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core."

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  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Horror tales"
  • "Translations"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Horory (romány)"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Quelle"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Horror fiction"
  • "Littérature fantastique américaine"
  • "Spanish language materials"
  • "Horror novels"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Historische Romane und Erzählungen"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Sea stories"@en
  • "Sea stories"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Americké romány"

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  • "The Terror : a novel"
  • "Terror Roman ; mit einem Anhang: Liste der Offiziere und Mannschaften nach den Musterungsrollen von 1845, Glossar, Eskimo-Begriffe"
  • "Ji di e ling"
  • "Ji di e ling. [shang, xia]"
  • "Terror Roman"
  • "Ji di e ling / The terror / Dan Simmons"
  • "The terror a novel"@en
  • "The terror a novel"
  • "极地恶灵 = The terror"
  • "La scomparsa dell'Erebus"@it
  • "El Terror"@es
  • "El Terror"
  • "The terror"
  • "The terror"@en
  • "Terror"
  • "Terror"@pl
  • "Terror : Roman ; mit einem Anhang: Liste der Offiziere und Mannschaften nach den Musterungsrollen von 1845"
  • "極地惡靈 / The terror / Dan Simmons"
  • "Terreur"
  • "極地惡靈"
  • "The Terror"
  • "The Terror"@en
  • "Terreur : roman"
  • "La scomparsa dell'erebus"
  • "El terror"
  • "El terror"@es
  • "The terror : a novel"
  • "The terror : a novel"@en
  • "Terror : Roman ; mit einem Anhang: Liste der Offiziere und Mannschaften nach den Musterungsrollen von 1845, Glossar, Eskimo-Begriffe"
  • "Террор"
  • "Ji di e ling = The terror"
  • "Terror . Roman"

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