Blockade Runners Illustrated

Blockade Runners Illustrated

by Jules Verne
     
 
The Blockade Runners" by Jules Verne was published in 1865. It tells the story of a British blockade runner during the end of the American Civil War. A ship called “The Dolphin” was about 1,500 tons and was to have very powerful engines, one of the fastest ships afloat. The Glasgow ship owner devises an adventurous plan to run the Union blockade of

Overview

The Blockade Runners" by Jules Verne was published in 1865. It tells the story of a British blockade runner during the end of the American Civil War. A ship called “The Dolphin” was about 1,500 tons and was to have very powerful engines, one of the fastest ships afloat. The Glasgow ship owner devises an adventurous plan to run the Union blockade of southern ports during the Civil War, in order to bring a load of cotton back to his city's 25,000 idle looms.

• 13 Illustrations included

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014719582
Publisher:
Stepp'n Up
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
75
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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