Facing the Flag

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Mar 31, 2009 - Fiction
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Jules Verne's Facing the Flag (1896), a patriotic novel, is part of The Extraordinary Voyages. Thomas Roch, a French inventor, conceives of a destructive weapon, the Fulgurator, which could blow to atoms anything within the zone of twelve thousand square yards. Roch goes to America to sell his invention and there he finds himself commanded to fire the weapon on a French ship.

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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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