Morgan Andrew Robertson, best novels

Morgan Andrew Robertson, best novels

by Morgan Andrew Robertson

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Morgan Andrew Robertson, best novels by Morgan Andrew Robertson

Morgan Andrew Robertson (1861 --1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope. Robertson is best known for his short novel Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan, first published in 1898. This story features an enormous British passenger liner called the SS Titan, which, deemed to be unsinkable, carries an insufficient number of lifeboats. On a voyage in the month of April, the Titan hits an iceberg and sinks in the North Atlantic, resulting in the loss of almost everyone on board. There are many remarkable similarities to the real-life disaster of the RMS Titanic. The book was published 14 years before the actual Titanic, carrying an insufficient number of lifeboats, hit an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, killing most of the people on board. The similarities between the two has lent credibility to conspiracy theories regarding the Titanic.
In this book:
"Where Angels Fear to Tread"
and Other Stories of the Sea
The Wreck of the Titan
The Grain Ship

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548928773
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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