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In Search of the Castaways

Jules Verne

Book Overview: 

The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known.
Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant’s children and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search. They explore Patagonia, Tristan da Cunha Island, Amsterdam Island, Australia and new Zeland and find Captain Grant at last.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Patagonian, by whom he looked a perfect pigmy— a Patagonian who might have almost rivaled the Emperor Maximii, and that Congo negro seen by the learned Van der Brock, both eight feet high; but he caught up Spanish phrases from the Indian and studied the language without a book this time, gesticulating at a great rate all the grand sonorous words that fell on his ear.

"If I don't catch the accent," he said to the Major, "it won't be my fault; but who would have said to me that it was a Patagonian who would teach me Spanish one day?"

CHAPTER XVI THE NEWS OF THE LOST CAPTAIN

NEXT day, the 22d of October, at eight o'clock in the morning, Thalcave gave the signal for departure. Between the 22d and 42d degrees the Argentine soil slopes eastward, and all the travelers had to do was to follow the slope right down to the sea.

Glenarvan had supposed Thalcave's refusal of a horse was that he preferred walki. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Nonostante le difficoltà riscontrate nella lettura, mi è piaciuto. Da piccola lo avrei adorato (ovviamente non una versione integrale come questa!). Per chi voglia approcciarsi a Verne, questo non è sicuramente il libro da cui partire. Consiglio opere più brevi come "Viaggio al centro della terra...more

Lettura di gruppo E&L: classico di settembre

Nonostante ci abbia impiegato un mese a leggerlo, e nonostante alcune descrizioni un pò troppo lunghe che mi facevano dimenticare cosa stavo leggendo, il libro mi è piaciuto e mi sono anche divertita.
Forse non era il momento giusto...more

Тази година се навършват 150 години от издаването на „Децата на капитан Грант” на недостижимия Жул Верн. А такъв кръгъл юбилей е прекрасен повод да си припомним и без това незабравимия пети роман от поредицата „Необикновени пътешествия“ и едно от най-забележителните произведения в приключенската...more

در روز ۲۶ ژوئیه ۱۸۶۴ میلادی، یك كشتی تفریحی بسیار زیبا به نام “دونجان” كه متعلق به “لرد گلناروان”، یك اصیلزاده اسكاتلندی بود، اولین سفر دریایی خود را در کانال شمال به سمت بندر گلاسکو آغاز كرد. بر فراز بلندترین دكل كشتی پرچم انگلیس در اهتزاز بود و در آن لرد گلناروان و همسر جوان او “هلن” و دوستانش...more

In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of Captain Grant (Extraordinary Voyages #5), Jules Verne
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هشتم اکتبر سال 1970 میلادی
عنوان: فرزندان کاپیتان گرانت؛ اثر ژول ورن؛ مترجم: جواد محبی؛ تهران،انتشارات گوتنبرگ؛ چاپ دوم 1347؛ در 671 ص؛
عنوان: فرزندان کاپیتان گرانت؛...more

Un ¡BOOM!, resuena en la cabeza al querer recordar todo lo que ha sucedido en el libro. Tiene más de 700 páginas y viajan del oeste al este recorriendo casi 360º de longitud. Todo para buscar a un buque naufragado y en especial al padre de dos hermosas criaturas que pidieron ayuda a todo un cabal...more

I read this one as a little girl and I remember I loved it! I want to read it again.

I hate to do this, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to give my beloved Jules Verne a mere 2 stars for this book. I have been huge fan of "The Mysterious Island" since I was probably 10 or 12, and when I found out this book was a prequel to "The Mysterious Island" I thought "why have I never heard...more

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