The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
Captain Hatteras has one goal remaining in life, to reach the North Pole at all costs. With a purpose built steamship he sets out on the greatest voyage of his life but when their fortunes turn, his crew mutinies, destroying their ship in the process. Stranded in the Arctic in winter, Hatteras with a small group of his remaining crew will push further in to the white waste, relying on their intuition and no small amount of luck to survive. What they find will leave them changed men forever. It is a gripping journey marked by Verne’s mastery of science fiction, creating a poignant and memorable conclusion for a brilliant character. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet and playwright who is remembered for his significant contribution to the science fiction genre. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called "Extraordinary Travels", which includes "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Due to his incredible vision he is often given the moniker ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, shared with fellow science fiction author H.G. Wells. Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all time, second only to Agatha Christie and Shakespeare.