In Search of the Castaways: Captain Grant's Children

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Apr 16, 2009 - 704 pages
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In Search of the Castaways, or The Children of Captain Grant, (1867-1868) is the first book in a trilogy by Jules Verne. A group of rescuers circumnavigate the globe and encounter the horrible forces of nature.
 

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Contents

SOUTH AMERICA
1
THE THREE DOCUMENTS
10
THE CAPTAINS CHILDREN
24
LADY GLENARVANS PROPOSAL
32
THE DEPARTURE OF THE DUNCAN
41
AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER
48
JACQUES PAGANEL IS UNDECEIVED
60
THE GEOGRAPHERS RESOLUTION
70
THE NEWS OF THE LOST CAPTAIN
162
A SERIOUS NECESSITY
176
IN SEARCH OF WATER
185
THE RED WOLVES
201
STRANGE SIGNS
220
A FALSE TRAIL
230
THE FLOOD
241
A SINGULAR ABODE
257

THROUGH THE STRAITS OF MAGELLAN
83
THE COURSE DECIDED
92
TRAVELING IN CHILI
105
ELEVEN THOUSAND FEET ALOFT
113
A SUDDEN DESCENT
123
PROVIDENTIALLY RESCUED
138
THALCAVE
150
PAGANELS DISCLOSURE
273
BETWEEN FIRE AND WATER
289
THE RETURN ON BOARD
301
AUSTRALIA
315
TRISTAN DACUNHA AND THE ISLE OF AMSTERDAM 331 CHAPTER 3 CAPE TOWN AND M VIOT
338
A WAGER AND HOW DECIDED
346
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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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