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9781843913597

The Wreck of the Titan

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  • ISBN13:

    9781843913597

  • ISBN10:

    1843913593

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-05-03
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
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Summary

Once seen as a prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, this novella was written 14 years before that ill-fated event of 1912--now, on the centenary anniversary of the Titanic'ssinking, the striking similarities can be examined again in this new edition John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, has taken employment as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever to have sailed, the Titan. One night in deep fog, the ship strikes a gigantic iceberg and sinks almost immediately. Written 14 years before the Titanic'ssinking, this novella has been hailed in equal measures as a prophetic work and the work of pure coincidence. Certainly the similarities are striking: two unsinkable ships steam ahead in treacherous conditions, carrying privileged passengers, with insufficient lifeboats aboard.

Author Biography

Morgan Robertson (1861–1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, the best-known being Wreck of the Titan. Sam Leith is the former literary editor of the Daily Telegraph and the author of Sod's Law.

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