The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility

Front Cover, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 248 pages
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In a story that eerily predicts and parallels the disaster of the "Titanic", "The Wreck of the Titan" is the story of John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy Lieutenant and now a drunkard who helps save the daughter of a former lover and in so doing restores his reputation and position in life. "The Wreck of the Titan" is a harrowing tale of adventure amidst the disastrous sinking of an ocean liner on its maiden voyage.

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in first 60 pages: Rowland described as Annapolis graduate -- USN not RN -- drunk from unrequited love. Rowland lookout when Titan hit-runs a small ship, refuses bribe to silence, is drugged by Captain so story of hit-run will be ignored--just before Titan smashes onto an underwater ice shelf of a berg. Rowland thrown onto berg with wreckage and child of jilted lover during collision. Rowland is maimed fighting a bear, then both rescued from berg. An row ensues over insurance, story continues..... 

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I gave up after the first section. I think it's a time issue--it would have been better if I had read it back in the early 1900's. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Morgan Robertson was an American writer best known for his novel Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan, a prescient novel published in 1898 about the catastrophic sinking of an unsinkable ocean liner, eerily similar to the sinking of the Titanic fourteen years later. Robertson also penned The Submarine Destroyer, Three Laws and the Golden Rule, and the short story Beyond the Spectrum, which described a future war between the United States and the Empire of Japan. Morgan Robertson died in 1915.

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