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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.
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Author: Jules Verne
A beautiful and unique tale by Jules Verne. A scholar, Samuel Ferguson, along with his friend and servant plans out to travel across the African continent in a hydrogen balloon. The book describes their struggle of exploring the unknown regions of Africa which were still not familiar to Europeans. Filled with unintentional moments, this is an audacious work.
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: The Floating Press
Written the year before Joseph Conrad began his masterpiece Heart of Darkness, Typhoon is a novel that deals with similar themes and shares a nautical setting with many of the author's most renowned works. The climax of the novel is a battering storm that forces many of the characters to take stock of their lives and draw on inner reserves of strength and fortitude they did not know they had.
The Field of Ice
Author: Jules Verne
An exhilarating narrative of an obsessed British expediter by Jules Verne. This northward excursion led by Captain Hatteras is full of life-threatening adventures and hair-breadth escapes of him and his crew. As he discovers the truth about the polar terrain, this work presents amazing possibilities. A bitter-sweet ending awaits the readers in this mind-boggling thriller!
Extrait : "Le 2 février 1873, le brick-goélette Pilgrim se trouvait par 43° 57' de latitude sud, et par 165° 19' de longitude ouest du méridien de Greenwich. Ce bâtiment, de quatre cents tonneaux, armé à San-Francisco pour la grande pêche des mers australes, appartenait à James-W. Weldon, riche armateur californien, qui en avait confié, depuis plusieurs années, le commandement au capitaine Hull. Le Pilyrim était l'un des plus petits, mais l'un des meilleurs navires de..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de grands classiques de la littérature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : ● Fiction : roman, poésie, théâtre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. ● Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.
Le jeune marin Dick Sand est novice à bord du brick-goélette Pilgrim commandé par le capitaine Hull. Après une saison de pêche calamiteuse, le baleinier repart de Nouvelle-Zélande pour rentrer en Amérique, lorsque commence le récit, en 1873. Au cours du voyage de retour, le capitaine ne résiste pas à chasser une jubarte ou baleine franche ; mais la course au cétacé tourne au désastre et le jeune orphelin se retrouve seul maître à bord, avec la femme de l'armateur, Mistress Weldon et son jeune fils Jack à ramener à bon port... . Attribution - Partage dans les Mêmes Conditions 3.0 non transposé (CC BY-SA 3.0) Bonne lecture
A whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and the Americas ends in tragedy.
One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.
Author: Marc Levy
Legend says that while in your mother''s womb, you know all about the mystery of creation, the origins of the world until the end of time.
THE MAN who held in his hand the document of which this strange assemblage of letters formed the concluding paragraph remained for some moments lost in thought. It contained about a hundred of these lines, with the letters at even distances, and undivided into words. It seemed to have been written many years before, and time had already laid his tawny finger on the sheet of good stout paper which was covered with the hieroglyphics. On what principle had these letters been arranged? He who held the paper was alone able to tell. With such cipher language it is as with the locks of some of our iron safes—in either case the protection is the same. The combinations which they lead to can be counted by millions, and no calculator's life would suffice to express them. Some particular "word" has to be known before the lock of the safe will act, and some "cipher" is necessary before that cryptogram can be read. He who had just reperused the document was but a simple "captain of the woods." Under the name of "Capitaes do Mato"are known in Brazil those individuals who are engaged in the recapture of fugitive slaves. The institution dates from 1722. At that period anti-slavery ideas had entered the minds of a few philanthropists, and more than a century had to elapse before the mass of the people grasped and applied them. That freedom was a right, that the very first of the natural rights of man was to be free and to belong only to himself, would seem to be self-evident, and yet thousands of years had to pass before the glorious thought was generally accepted, and the nations of the earth had the courage to proclaim it. In 1852, the year in which our story opens, there were still slaves in Brazil, and as a natural consequence, captains of the woods to pursue them. For certain reasons of political economy the hour of general emancipation had been delayed, but the black had at this date the right to ransom himself, the children which were born to him were born free. The day was not far distant when the magnificent country, into which could be put three-quarters of the continent of Europe, would no longer count a single slave among its ten millions of inhabitants. The occupation of the captains of the woods was doomed, and at the period we speak of the advantages obtainable from the capture of fugitives were rapidly diminishing. While, however, the calling continued sufficiently profitable, the captains of the woods formed a peculiar class of adventurers, principally composed of freedmen and deserters—of not very enviable reputation. The slave hunters in fact belonged to the dregs of society, and we shall not be far wrong in assuming that the man with the cryptogram was a fitting comrade for his fellow "capitaes do mato." Torres—for that was his name—unlike the majority of his companions, was neither half-breed, Indian, nor negro. He was a white of Brazilian origin, and had received a better education than befitted his present condition. One of those unclassed men who are found so frequently in the distant countries of the New World, at a time when the Brazilian law still excluded mulattoes and others of mixed blood from certain employments, it was evident that if such exclusion had affected him, it had done so on account of his worthless character, and not because of his birth.
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