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Jules Verne: Dick Sand

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Travel & Adventure

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, who contributed to the development of the genre of the adventure fiction. He is often considered to be the founding father of the science-fiction as well. According to UNESCO Jules Verne's works are on the second place out of all the books in the world, judging on the amount of their translations.

'Dick Sand or A Captain at Fifteen' is an adventure novel first published in 1878. The central figure of the story is Dick Sand, a fifteen-year-old boy, who is in charge of the ship, the whole crew of which have died after the attack of a whale. Eventually the ship comes to the shores of some exotic land. Dick meets an American, who tells him he has come to South America, but there are some strange details telling that he is lying…

 

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