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The Adventures of Captain Hatteras - Volume 2

Jules Verne

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The novel describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition. ( Wikipedia)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Doctor, handing him the weapon, which he had carefully loaded meanwhile.

“Never fear! but be sure you don’t show yourselves till I fire.”

The Doctor soon joined the old boatswain behind the hummock, and told him what they had been doing. The bear was still there, but moving restlessly about, as if he felt the approach of danger.

In a quarter of an hour or so the seal made his appearance on the ice. He had gone a good way round, so as to come on the bear by surprise, and every movement was so perfect an imitation of a seal, that even the Doctor would have been deceived if he had not known it was Hatteras.

“It is capital!” said Johnson, in a low voice. The bear had instantly caught sight of the supposed seal, for he gathered himself up, preparing to make a spring as the animal came nearer, apparently seeking to return to his native element, and unaware of the enemy’s proximity. Bruin went to work with extreme prudence, though his eyes g. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Jules Verne is timeless.

Estoy encantadisima, creo que realmente muy satisfecha de haber leído este volumen. No he dormido una noche entera leyendo desde la pag. 180. Y ahora culminando está aventura que de principio creí no podría leer ya que cuando vino a nosotros el lote de libros que pedimos de está colección pasé por a

The first-written of Verne's "Voyages Extraordinaires" series, this novel traces the quest of a group of four Englishmen and one American to be the first to reach the North Pole. Without giving away any spoilers, it is notable that Verne, a Frenchman, plays upon the antipathy between England and Ame

Het eerste deel heb ik niet gelezen, maar ik vond dat eigenlijk geen probleem om dit tweede deel te lezen. Ik vond het een spannend boek, doorspekt met vele wetenswaardigheden die ons door de mond van de dokter meegegeven worden. Dit is echter wel een oud boek,, zodat sommige dingen toch wel absurd

Mucho tiempo perdido en la invernada, pero sin embargo, la conclusión a esta aventura vale mucho la pena. Larga vida al capitán Hatteras.

The story resumes from the point where part I ended, the discovery that their shipmates had abandoned them and destroyed the Forward. The captain, doctor, two of their crew, the dog, and the American captain they found and saved now have to fight for their survival in one of the harshest territories

Una continuación muy amena de "Las Aventuras del Capitán Hatteras: Los ingleses en el Polo Norte".
Nuevamente resalto la mención de la fe en la providencia divina.
Como si hubiera leído mi indicación de la mentalidad tan desentendida del abuso de recursos y la caza encuentro en esta obra unas escenas