The Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1868
The Children of Captain Grant Synopsis
The Children of Captain Grant is a novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1868. It tells the adventure of a search for the missing Captain Grant, his children Mary and Robert, and the crew of his ship, the Britannia.
The story begins when a bottle is found washed up on the shores of Scotland. Inside the bottle is a message from Captain Grant, who is stranded on an island in the Southern Ocean. The message gives his latitude but not his longitude. Lord Glenarvan, a wealthy Scottish nobleman, mounts a rescue expedition on behalf of Captain Grant's children, Mary and Robert Grant.
The expedition travels to Australia. New Zealand and South America in search of Captain Grant. They encounter many dangers along the way, including shipwrecks, mutinies, and encounters with hostile natives.
Excerpt from The Children of Captain Grant Online Book
ON the 26th of July, 1864, a magnificent yacht was steaming along the North Channel at full speed, with a strong breeze blowing from the N. E. The Union Jack was flying at the mizzen-mast, and a blue standard bearing the initials E. G., embroidered in gold, and surmounted by a ducal coronet, floated from the topgallant head of the main-mast. The name of the yacht was the DUNCAN, and the owner was Lord Glenarvan, one of the sixteen Scotch peers who sit in the Upper House.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a highly influential and celebrated French author. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of science fiction literature. Verne's works, known for their imaginative and adventurous nature, have captivated readers worldwide. Verne grew up in a family with a strong legal background, and his father expected him to pursue a legal career. However, Jules Verne developed a passion for storytelling and writing at a young age. He studied law in Paris but spent most of his time exploring the city's libraries and indulging in his love for literature. Although Verne started his writing career as a playwright, his venture into science fiction brought him widespread recognition and success. His breakthrough novel, "Five Weeks in a Balloon," published in 1863, laid the foundation for his subsequent works. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.