A Floating City

A Floating City

And the Blockade Runners (Classic Reprint)

by Jules Verne

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/04/2018

  $28.04
Excerpt from A Floating City: And the Blockade Runners Solferinos like ship's boats. But my imagination carried me no farther; all these things I did indeed see during the passage, and many others which do not exclusively belong to the maritime domain. If the Great Eastern is not merely a nautical engine, but rather a microcosm, and carries a small world with it, an observer will not be astonished to meet here, as on a larger theatre, all the instincts, follies, and passions of human nature.

On leaving the station, I went to the Adelphi Hotel. The Great Eastern was announced to sail on the 20th of March, and as I wished to witness the last preparations, I asked permission of Captain Anderson, the commander, to take my place on board immediately, which permission he very obligingly granted.

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ISBN:
9781440069949
Category:
Adventure
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-04-2018
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
378
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x20mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

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