Books to read in a south polar blizzard

Books taken on the Nimrod Expedition’s polar dash, 1908-09:

Shakespeare’s Comedies — Ernest Shackleton
The Bible in Spain by George Borrow — Eric Marshall
Travels in France by Arthur Young — Reginald Adams
Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens — Frank Wild

On the Discovery Expedition’s polar dash (1902-03), Shackleton took along The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin and read it aloud to Scott.

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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