Heroic Age Narratives

This list is a work of progress. Currently it contains only narratives that can be consulted online and is therefore far from complete. This is partially due to copyright and partially due to lack of digitalisation. Not all narratives are in English. It does not contain historical works, overview works, or (semi-)fictional works.

List published: 28/Feb/2022.

Amundsen, Roald. 1912. The South Pole : an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the “Fram,” 1910-1912.

Armitage, Albert B. 1905. Two years in the Antarctic : being a narrative of the British national Antarctic expedition.

Bernacchi, Louis. 1901. To the South Polar Regions: Expedition of 1898-1900.

  • New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons/London : Smith, Elder, & Co., 1905: Archive.org (Vol. 1; Vol: 2).
  • Toronto: Copp, Clark Co./London: Macmillan & Co., 1905: Archive.org (Vol. 1; Vol. 2).
  • New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons/London : Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907: Archive.org (Vol. 1; Vol. 2).

Borchgrevink, Carsten. 1901. First on the Antarctic Continent: being an account of the British Antarctic expedition, 1898-1900.

Bull, Henrik. 1896. The cruise of the Antarctic to the South Polar regions.

  • London: Edward Arnold, 1896: Archive.org, Biodiversity Library.

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. 1922. The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic.

De Gerlache, Adrien. 1902. Quinze mois dans l’Antarctique: l’expĆ©dition de la Belgica. (Trans. Fifteen months in the Antarctic: the Belgica Expedition.)

Evans, Edward. 1922. South With Scott.

Lecointe, Georges. 1904. Au pays des manchots : recit du voyage de la “Belgica”. (Trans. In the Land of the Penguins: Account of the Voyage of the “Belgica”.)

  • Brussels: Societe Belge de Librairie, 1904: Archive.org.

Mawson, Sir Douglas. 1915. The Home of the Blizzard, being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.

Nordenskiƶld, Otto and Johan Gunnar Andersson. 1905. Antarctica: or, Two years amongst the ice of the South Pole.

Scott, Robert Falcon. 1913. Scott’s Last Expedition, edited by Leonard Huxley.

Shackleton, Ernest. 1919. South! The story of Shackleton’s last expedition, 1914-1917.

Shackleton, Ernest. 1909. The Heart of the Antarctic, being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909.

Taylor, Griffith. 1916. With Scott: the Silver Lining.

Wild, Frank and A. H. Macklin. 1923. Shackleton’s Last Voyage: the Story of the Quest.