Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cook's writing and Hawkesworth's book

Here is an MP3 recording of my class on the subject of Cook's journal as writing. It deals firstly with how Cook's writing changed, over the eleven years or so that he wrote his expedition journals, and secondly with what John Hawkesworth did with the journal of the first voyage, in the 1770s, to transform it into a successful book. Much of it is based on the research of Jean-Stéphane Massiani.


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