Claudius Bombarnac by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1892
Claudius Bombarnac Synopsis
Claudius Bombarnac is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1892. It tells the story of a French journalist sent by his newspaper to travel on the newly-opened Grand Transasiatic Railway from Uzun Ada, Turkestan, to Peking, China. A fascinating cast of individuals, including a stowaway and someone attempting to break the round-the-world record, are Bombarnac's friends on this journey. For his novel to be more than just a dry travelogue, Bombarnac hopes that one of them will become the protagonist. Along the way, Bombarnac and his companions encounter challenges. However, they also have many adventures.
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Such is the address of the telegram I found on the 13th of May when I arrived at Tiflis.
This is what the telegram said:
“As the matters in hand will terminate on the 15th instant Claudius Bombarnac will repair to Uzun Ada, a port on the east coast of the Caspian. There he will take the train by the direct Grand Transasiatic between the European frontier and the capital of the Celestial Empire. He will transmit his impressions in the way of news, interviewing remarkable people on the road, and report the most trivial incidents by letter or telegram as necessity dictates. The Twentieth Century trusts to the zeal, intelligence, activity and tact of its correspondent, who can draw on its bankers to any extent he may deem necessary.”
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author known as the "Father of Science Fiction." He was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France. Verne was fascinated with travel and exploration from an early age, inspired by the stories of his seafaring father. However, his father wanted him to pursue a legal career, so Verne studied law in Paris.
Despite studying law, Verne developed a passion for writing, and his first published work was a play in 1850. However, it was his adventure novels that brought him fame and recognition. Verne's most famous works include "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873), and "The Mysterious Island" (1874). Find out more about Jules Verne at sevenov.com.