Wednesday, April 3, 2013

An Antartic Mystery by Jules Verne



An antartic mystery

Jules Verne is best known for such novels as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Around the World in 80 Days," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth," but he did a great deal of other work as well -- he published two books a year for decades, and left behind an "oeuvre" that approaches vast. In this novel, published in this edition as "An Antarctic Mystery" but also known as "The Sphinx of the Ice Fields," Captain Len Guy's brother is on the ship "Jane" when it goes missing, and the Captain must convince the crew of the "Halbrane" to take a long and dangerous trip to Antarctic in hope of finding his brother and any other survivors of the "Jane," But strange as the journey may be, it's nowhere near as strange as what they will find waiting at its end