The Blockade Runners

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 64 pages
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The Blockade Runners and Dr. Ox's Experiment In "The Blockade Runners" Verne again adopts a theme which is, at least nominally, American. In it he gives a very fair view of the British attitude toward our country during that tragic period of our suffering and trial. "Dr. Ox's Experiment" was one of those prophetic scientific fantasies which leaped so frequently into the inspired mind of Verne. The remarkably vivifying and invigorating effects of pure oxygen, even upon the dying, have now become an established part of medical science. In 1874, when "Doctor Ox" was published, the knowledge of this gas was in its infancy. Verne tells us that the story was suggested by an actual experience of his own in Paris, in which he realized the effects "trs interessante" of the potent gas. The story develops a spirit of mischievous exaggeration and burlesque very different from the author's usually serious and thoughtful attitude toward scientific marvels.

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Review: The Blockade Runners (Extraordinary Voyages #8*)

User Review  - Michael Dyer - Goodreads

The book is very simple and predictable by today's standards. The potentially most heroic scene happens off stage. There is some of Verne's style of dumping information about things not related to the plot but not nearly so much as other books. The story was okay and worth the few hours of reading. Read full review

Review: The Blockade Runners (Extraordinary Voyages #8*)

User Review  - Goodreads

The book is very simple and predictable by today's standards. The potentially most heroic scene happens off stage. There is some of Verne's style of dumping information about things not related to the plot but not nearly so much as other books. The story was okay and worth the few hours of reading. Read full review

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Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

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