Dick Sands, the Boy Captain by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1878
Dick Sands, the Boy Captain Synopsis
Dick Sands, the Boy Captain is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published on December 1878. It tells the story of Dick Sands, a fifteen-year-old boy who becomes the captain of a whaling ship after the captain and crew are killed in a whaling hunt. Dick Sands is forced to learn how to navigate the ship and care for the passengers, including Mrs. Weldon, her five-year-old son Jack, and her cousin Bénédict.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels, many of which feature technological innovations and scientific concepts before their time. He is often referred to as the "father of science fiction". Verne was born in Nantes, France, on February 8, 1828. He was the eldest son of Pierre Verne, a lawyer, and Sophie Allotte de la Fuÿe. Verne's father wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer, but Verne was more interested in literature and theater. He began writing plays and short stories while he was still in school.
In 1863, Verne published his first novel, Cinq semaines en ballon (Five Weeks in a Balloon). The novel was a huge success, launching Verne's career as a science fiction writer. Verne went on to write over 60 novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.