Facing the Flag

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 14, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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Contents

HEALTHFUL HOUSE
1
COUNT DARTIGAS
16
KIDNAPPED
32
THE SCHOONER EBBA
49
WHERE AM I?
69
ON DECK
86
TWO DAYS AT SEA
102
BACK CUP
120
KER KARRAJE
151
FIVE WEEKS IN BACK CUP
170
ENGINEER SERKOS ADVICE
185
GOD BE WITH IT
204
EXPECTATION
235
ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS
252
ONE AGAINST FIVE
266
ON BOARD THE TONNANT
280

INSIDE BACK CUP
136

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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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