Extraordinary Journeys: the Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne PDF

By Jules Verne

This is the 1st new translation of ever-popular event author Jules Verne's exciting novel of polar exploration in over a century. within the novel, First Mate Shandon gets a mysterious letter asking him to build a strengthened steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman ultimately finds himself as Captain John Hatteras, and his obsession--to get to the North Pole. After experiencing appalling chilly and starvation, the captain treks around the frozen wastes looking for gas. deserted via so much of his group, and observed by way of a rival American explorer, Hatteras keeps his trip to the Pole, encountering unending perils and adventures alongside the best way. This new and unabridged translation of the 1st of Verne's impressive trips sequence brilliantly conveys the novel's hypnotic temper and surroundings. This variation additionally contains the unique, censored finishing, and interesting information about the Arctic expeditions that captivated Verne's mind's eye. The advent presents biographical insights according to lately found records, and includes unique facts of Verne's assets and idea; the notes learn for the 1st time the loads of real-life figures pointed out via Verne.

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6 Both the term and the footnote are translated here: ‘£16,000 sterling’ (‘400,000 francs’), ‘£500’ (‘12,500 francs’), ‘£2,000’ (‘50,000 francs’), ‘£760,000’ (‘19 million’), ‘£40’ (‘1,000 francs’), ‘£5,000’ (‘125,000 francs’), ‘£1,000’ (‘25,000 francs’), ‘£20,000’ (‘500,000 francs’), ‘£62. 50 francs’ in 1866), ‘£1,125’ (‘23,125 francs’), ‘£18,000’ (‘450,000 francs’), ‘£375’ (‘9,375 francs’), ‘two hundred yards’ (‘182 metres’), ‘1,000 miles’ (‘more than four hundred leagues’), ‘about six hundred miles’ (‘about two hundred and forty-seven leagues’), ‘twenty miles’ (‘about eight leagues’), ‘four hundred miles’ (‘160 leagues’), ‘355 miles at most’ (‘150 leagues’), ‘twelve miles’ (‘five leagues’), ‘175 miles’ (‘70¹⁄³ leagues’), and ‘threequarters of a mile’ (‘1,237 metres’).

23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. The Forward An Unexpected Letter Dr Clawbonny Dog-Captain On the High Seas The Great Polar Current Davis Strait What the Crew Say A New Letter Dangerous Navigation Devil’s Thumb Captain Hatteras Hatteras’s Projects Expeditions in Search of Franklin The Forward Pushed back South The Magnetic Pole Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Fate Northwards Ho! A Whale in Sight Beechey Island Death of Bellot First Signs of Mutiny The Assault of the Ice Floes Preparations for Wintering An Old Fox from James Ross’s Time The Last Piece of Coal The Great Colds of Christmas Preparations for Departure Across the Fields of Ice The Cairn Death of Simpson Back to the Forward 5 12 13 21 27 33 38 44 50 55 61 67 75 80 86 91 97 101 105 109 115 121 126 132 137 143 148 153 157 164 169 174 4 Contents part two – the desert of ice 1.

Meets author Jacques Arago and explorers and scientists and xl 1852–5 1856 1857 1859–60 1861 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 Chronology frequents Adrien Talexy’s musical salon. Publishes short stories ‘Les Premiers navires de la Marine mexicaine’ (‘A Drama in Mexico’) and ‘Un Voyage en ballon’ (‘Drama in the Air’). Has a first attack of facial paralysis. Becomes secretary of the Théâtre lyrique, on little or no pay. ’ Publishes ‘Martin Paz’, ‘Maître Zacharius’ (‘Master Zacharius’), ‘Un Hivernage dans les glaces’ (‘Wintering in the Ice’), and the play Les Châteaux en Californie (‘Castles in California’) in collaboration with Pitre-Chevalier.

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