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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

I recommend reading a version with the original illustrations included if possible; there are many of them (almost every page has one) and they’re all superb.

Where can I catch a cruise to the North Pole Volcano?

Todo lo que podía ir mal ha ido mal. En esa última misión que Hatteras y Clawbonny intentan tampoco se consiguió el objetivo. Eso sí, vuelven con un invitado inesperado y misterioso, al que han salvado la vida. Además al intentar volver al "Forward" comprueban que el "desastre" se ha completado. Ant

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

Seconda parte del libro, vede il gruppo ridotto a soli cinque elementi (il capitano Hatteras, il dottore, Johnson e Bell, più il capitano americano salvato durante la spedizione).

Ma questo gruppo ristretto, il cambio di prospettiva passando dal viaggio per mare al viaggio attraverso i ghiacci, la ma

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

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