University of Alberta Press
Arctic Hell-Ship is an adventurous tale of the search by HMS Enterprise for the missing Franklin Expedition in the Northwest Passage. The book sheds light on the experiences of Captain Richard Collinson and his men, who spent more than three years trapped in the arctic winter unsure of how their journey would end.
Details of the design such as the typography, ornaments, and framing devices illicit a sense of the this era of sea adventure. The story is complemented by a number of maps throughout, which describe the travel routes of the HMS Enterprise, as well as a series of coloured illustrations at the back, including many paintings by the ship’s assistant surgeon, Edward Adams.