Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen

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Sprache - Englisch

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Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen is a book by Jules Verne. In this grand tale of nautical adventure, a 15-year-old boy is unexpectedly entrusted with momentous obligations as he has to captain a ship during wartime.

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Jules Gabriel Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a pioneering author in the science fiction genre. Known for his extraordinary voyages series, Verne excelled in crafting tales that combined adventure with technological extrapolation, many of which were remarkably prophetic. Verne's legacy includes over sixty novels, among the most famous being 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea', 'Journey to the Center of the Earth', and 'Around the World in Eighty Days'. His literary style often involved detailed scientific and geographical knowledge, which was groundbreaking at his time, intertwining with his forward-thinking imagination to create captivating narratives. He is also credited for influencing the steampunk genre with his vision of steam-driven technology. In 'Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen', Verne explores themes of endurance and resourcefulness, as the protagonist, a young sailor, assumes command after a tragic whale hunt, showcasing the author's penchant for young heroes facing extraordinary challenges. This work, like many of Verne's novels, provides commentary on human ingenuity and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Eventually, Verne's contribution to literature was recognized by his election to the Académie Française in 1905. He passed away on March 24, 1905, but his works continue to inspire and captivate readers, marking him as one of the timeless figures in literary history.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 300 Seiten

Größe: 562,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547014775