The Wreck of the Titan

The Wreck of the Titan
or, Futility

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The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

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1893

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The Wreck of the Titan
or, Futility

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(2 Reviews)
The story of a collision between a large trans-Atlantic oceanliner and an iceberg on the ship's maiden voyage to New York. Written 19 years before the Titanic disaster.

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there rang out overhead a startling cry from the crow's-nest:

"Something ahead, sir--can't make it out."

The first officer sprang to the engine-room telegraph and grasped the lever. "Sing out what you see," he roared.

"Hard aport, sir--ship on the starboard tack--dead ahead," came the cry.

"Port your wheel--hard over," repeated the first officer to the quartermaster at the helm--who answered and obeyed. Nothing as yet could be seen from the bridge. The powerful steering-engine in the stern ground the rudder over; but before three degrees on the compass card were traversed by the lubber's-point, a seeming thickening of the darkness and fog ahead resolved itself into the square sails of a deep-laden ship, crossing the Titan's bow, not half her length away.

"H--l and d--" growled the first officer. "Steady on your course, quartermaster," he shouted. "Stand from under on deck." He turned a lever which closed compartments, pushed a button marked--"Captain's Room," and cr

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(1898) Nautical / War / Adventure


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THE WRECK OF THE TITAN

o Genre: Nautical, Thriller.

o An ocean liner that could not sink.

o An ocean liner going too fast in the North Atlantic.

o An ocean liner that hits an iceberg.

o Sounds a little familiar.? This was pre Titanic by many years.

o One man becomes a hero, to everyone but the woman who's opinion really counts.


THE PIRATES

o Genre: Nautical, Modern Pirate, War.

o Military prisoners steal a war ship.

o One officer is on board and has to deal with the situation.

o The situation is complicated by the later presents of a shipwrecked girl.


BEYOND THE SPECTRUM

o Genre: War, Adventure, Sci-fi.

o War between the US and Japan (pre WWII).

o The Japanese seem to have a secret weapon on their side.

o One man has some insight to the weapon and sets out to end the minis.


IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

o Genre: Intrigue

o A submarine is sabotaged for the revenge of a lost love.

o Two men (one the saboteur) and a girl are aboard on a tour.

o All three are trapped at the bottom of the harbor.



Published 1898. Re-released after the wreck of the Titanic.
This is a great book. What it doesn't say, is that it is actually 4 short stories, all sea oriented. It is not quite misogynistic, but very close. Typical for a book from this era. I liked the stories, I thought they were well written. I just wish there had been a bit of follow through with them all.

--Hazel
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