The Wreck of the Titan
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The most likely answer (in my opinion) is astounding coincidence. Coincidences are a…moreProphetic vision? Global conspiracy? Time travel? Nobody knows.
The most likely answer (in my opinion) is astounding coincidence. Coincidences are a lot more common than they'd appear. This one just happens to line up to an eerie degree. If it weren't for the bizarre string of coincidences that doomed the Titanic, this book would have largely been forgotten.(less)
And let me say that I think it's almost a shame that this story will forever be linked to the sinking of the Titanic instead of being known for it's own merits. Because this is a very entertaining story.
So there are a few similarities between the Titan and t ...more
Kayıpların hepsi ihmalkârlık -bknz: gemiye yerleştirilmiş filika sayısı- nedeniyle verildiği için komplo severlerin eline bol malzeme veren bir olaydır. Evet, ben de onlardan biriyim o yüzden bol bol bunları okudum.
Kitap ise bu olaylardan 14 yıl önce yazılmış olup hayret verici benzerliklere yer verir. ...more
1) Yes, this book was added to my "Titanic" bookshelf collection because of the similarities between the fictional and actual wrecks. I've done a bit of reading online about the original 1898 edition, and from what I gather, the following changes were made to most subsequent printings (beginning in the y ...more
Sound familiar? The story was published in 1898, fourteen years before the Titanic sailed (and sank). After the Titanic disaster, this story was added to all those "spooky coincidences" list. But when you read the story, it's not an ex ...more
The book is very much a product of the Victorian era, from language to scenario. The publisher's foreword and introduction were ...more
Libro cortito pero del que se puede sacar muchas cosas a comentar. Tema religioso, tema aseguradoras y dinero, tema niña...
Me ha gustado y lo he leído en un pis pás. Recomendable!
Posee una cierta cualidad moralizante, pues el protagonista se ve impelido por las circunstancias a volver a creer y reconducir su vida. Da la sensación de haber sido escrita apresuradamente.
I've always been fascinated by the Titanic story (since long before Jack and Rose became a thing), and I'd been meaning to read this for years. It was cute, but rather underwhelming - which might explain why it only became popular after the Titanic sank.
"She was the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men. In her construction and maintenance were involved every science, profession, and trade known to civilization....
"From the bridge, engine-room, and a dozen places on her deck the ninety-two doors of nineteen water-tight compartments could be close ...more
This book was written before 1900 and over a decade before the titanic disaster. I was blown away by the first chapter! Its very eerie reading the book and thinking what happened yrs later to another ship under similar name and under similar circumstances! When s ...more
One area where I do feel negatively is the language; the book is well over a hundred years old and I was expecting confusing terms and phrases- there was some of that, but there was something else about the language and I can't decide if it was poor voice and struc ...more
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Even stranger is another story included in this ebook: Beyond the Spectrum
This story describes a futuristic war fought with aircraft that carried what he called "sun bombs". These bombs were so powerful that with one brilliant flash of blinding light, one single bomb could destroy an entire c
La historia trata sobre el transatlántico Titán y su hundimiento, el cual guarda muchas similitudes con el transatlántico Titanic, que se hundiría catorce años después. "En 1898 un palacio flotante zarpó desde Southhampton para cruzar el Atlántico. Era el crucero más grande y lujoso jamás construido, y sus pasajeros eran los mas distinguidos miembros de la burguesía mundial. Era descrito como inundible, pero estaba destinado a nunca alcanzar su destino: el casco sería abierto por un ice ...more
Considero que este libro tiene una narrativa muy superficial, como de escritores principiantes, que no permite que uno logre compenetrarse con los personajes.
Además me recordó demasiado a otro libro sobre náufragos (Robinson Crusoe) donde todo encajaba mágicamente a la conveniencia del protagoni ...more