The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility
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.....
Review: The Wreck of the Titan or FutilityUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
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