In Search Of The Castaways pdf
In Search of the Castaways is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1867–1868. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Édouard Riou. In 1876, it was republished by George Routledge & Sons as a three volume set titled “A Voyage Round The World”. The three volumes were subtitled “South America”, “Australia”, and “New Zealand”. (As often with Verne, English translations have appeared under different names; another edition has the overall title “Captain Grant’s Children” and has two volumes subtitled “The Mysterious Document” and “Among the Cannibals”.)
In Search Of The Castaways Summary
The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the ocean after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement in a newspaper. The government refuses to launch a rescue expedition, but Lord and Lady Glenarvan, moved by the children’s condition, decide to do it by themselves. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known; thus, the expedition would have to circumnavigate the 37th parallel south. The bottle was retrieved from a shark’s stomach, so it is impossible to trace its origin by the currents. Remaining clues consist of a few words in three languages. They are re-interpreted several times throughout the novel to make various destinations seem likely.
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Name Of the Novel: In Search Of The Castaways
Author: Jules Verne
Original title: Les Enfants du capitaine Grant
Series: The Extraordinary Voyages
Genre: Adventure novel
Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel
Publication date: 1867–1868
Published in English 1873
Media type: Print (Hardback)
Preceded by: From the Earth to the Moon
Followed by: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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