Frritt-Flacc by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1884
Frritt-Flacc is a short story by Jules Verne, first published in 1884. It tells the tale of Dr. Trifulgas, a wealthy physician living in a luxurious house in Luktrop.
One stormy night, a young girl arrives at Trifulgas's house, begging him to come to the aid of her dying father. The father, Vort Kartif, is a poor man who trades in salted herring. Trifulgas refuses to help Kartif, knowing he will not be paid enough. The girl leaves, and Trifulgas goes back to sleep. Kartif's wife also comes to Trifulgas for help, but he still insists on not treating him. Until finally, an old woman claiming to be Kartif's mother knocks on his door, little did Trifulgas know there is danger ahead.
Excerpt from Frritt-Flacc Online Book
Swish! It is the wind, let loose.
Swash! It is the rain, falling in torrents.
This shrieking squall bends down the trees of the Volsinian coast, and hurries on, flinging itself against the sides of the mountains of Crimma. Along the whole length of the littoral are high rocks, gnawed by the billows of the vast Sea of Megalocrida.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a renowned French author who laid the foundation for modern science fiction. He is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." Verne's works, characterized by their imaginative and visionary storytelling, have significantly impacted literature and popular culture. His passion for adventure and exploration shaped Verne's early life. His prosperous lawyer father encouraged him to study law, but Jules preferred writing and literature. Despite his father's disapproval, Verne pursued his literary interests, writing plays and short stories.
In 1863, Verne published his breakthrough novel, "Five Weeks in a Balloon," which marked the beginning of his exploration-themed novels. His works were heavily influenced by the rapid scientific advancements of the 19th century, incorporating emerging technologies like submarines, space travel, and time machines. Verne's most famous novels include "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). These works showcased his exceptional ability to blend scientific knowledge with adventure and captivating storytelling. Find out more about Jules Verne at sevenov.com.