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The Adventures of Captain Hatteras - Volume 2

Jules Verne

Book Overview: 

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

Le hubiese dado cuatro estrellas pero las descripciones se me hicieron muy agobiantes.

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 territor...more

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 esce...more

Here is a book as I like them!
Everything comes together ... from the first page to the last. What an adventure!
I recommend this book to all young people in particular, who want to live a literary expedition.
The true children's literature.