In IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS, tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the 'Britannia,' a shipwrecked vessel. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by captain Grant, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, and moved by their loss, Lord and Lady Glenarvan launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that only the latitude of the wreck (37 degrees South) is known; thus, the expedition will have to search along the 37th parallel of the southern hemisphere for the missing castaways.
About the Author
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who, along with British writer H. G. Wells, is considered to be one of the founders of the science fiction genre. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie. A number of his books have been made in films several times.
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