An Antarctic Mystery (Google eBook)

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BompaCrazy.com, Aug 9, 2013 - Fiction - 327 pages
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On 9 March 1886, as Verne was coming home, his twenty-five-year-old nephew, Gaston, shot at him twice with a pistol. The first bullet missed, but the second one entered Verne's left leg, giving him a permanent limp that could not be overcome. This incident was hushed up in the media, but Gaston spent the rest of his life in a mental asylum. After the death of both his mother and Hetzel, Jules Verne began publishing darker works.
  

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Review: An Antarctic Mystery (Extraordinary Voyages #44)

User Review  - Marcel - Goodreads

Interesting about this book is how author imagined Antarctica before it was fully discovered, so don't expect that it describes Antarctica as we know it. Also author quit book much faster then he ... Read full review

Review: An Antarctic Mystery (Extraordinary Voyages #44)

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

A lot of old science fiction books are startlingly accurate in their predictions of the future. Many of the books that history proved wrong are still entertaining to read none the less. This book is ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I THE KERGU
CHAPTER II THE SCHOONER HALBRANE
CHAPTER III CAPTAIN LEN GUY
CHAPTER IV FROM THE KERGUELEN ISLES TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CHAPTER V EDGAR POES ROMANCE
CHAPTER VI AN OCEAN WAIF
CHAPTER VII TRISTAN DACUNHA
CHAPTER VIII BOUND FOR THE FALKLANDS
CHAPTER XIV A VOICE IN A DREAM
CHAPTER XV BENNET ISLET
CHAPTER XVI TSALAL ISLAND
CHAPTER XVII AND PYM?
CHAPTER XVIII A REVELATION
CHAPTER XIX LAND?
CHAPTER XX UNMERCIFUL DISASTER
CHAPTER XXI AMID THE MISTS

CHAPTER IX FITTING OUT THE HALBRANE
CHAPTER X THE OUTSET OF THE ENTERPRISE
CHAPTER XI FROM THE SANDWICH ISLANDS TO THE POLAR CIRCLE
CHAPTER XII BETWEEN THE POLAR CIRCLE AND THE ICE WALL
CHAPTER XIII ALONG THE FRONT OF THE ICEBERGS
CHAPTER XXII IN CAMP
CHAPTER XXIII FOUND AT LAST
CHAPTER XXIV ELEVEN YEARS IN A FEW PAGES
CHAPTER XXV WE WERE THE FIRST
CHAPTER XXVI A LITTLE REMNANT

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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. Verne is the second most translated author in the world (following Dame Agatha Christie). Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.

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For some time, Verne's father pressed him to abandon his writing and begin a business as a lawyer, with Verne arguing in his letters that he could only find success in literature. The pressure to plan for a secure future in law reached its climax in January 1852, his father offered Verne his own Nantes law practice. Faced with this ultimatum, Verne decided conclusively to continue his literary life and refuse the job, writing "Am I not right to follow my own instincts? It's because I know who I am that I realize what I can be one day."