A Winter Amid the Ice

A Winter Amid the Ice
and Other Thrilling Stories

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A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne

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1877

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238

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A Winter Amid the Ice
and Other Thrilling Stories

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Doctor Ox's Experiment --Master Zacharius -- A Drama in the Air -- A Winter Amid the Ice -- Ascent of Mont Blanc

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of the burgomaster's house, which was one of the pleasantest in Quiquendone. Built in the Flemish style, with all the abruptness, quaintness, and picturesqueness of Pointed architecture, it was considered one of the most curious monuments of the town. A Carthusian convent, or a deaf and dumb asylum, was not more silent than this mansion. Noise had no existence there; people did not walk, but glided about in it; they did not speak, they murmured. There was not, however, any lack of women in the house, which, in addition to the burgomaster Van Tricasse himself, sheltered his wife, Madame Brigitte Van Tricasse, his daughter, Suzel Van Tricasse, and his domestic, Lotchè Janshéu. We may also mention the burgomaster's sister, Aunt Hermance, an elderly maiden who still bore the nickname of Tatanémance, which her niece Suzel had given her when a child. But in spite of all these elements of discord and noise, the burgomaster's house was as calm as a desert.

The burgomaster was some fifty ye

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A collection of five stories of varying lengths, they are very much like B-sides to Verne's better-known hits.

The 1st, set in Belgium, is faintly amusing but rather overlong, complex and tiresome for what it is. The 2nd, about a clockmaker in Geneva, despite being livelier and having a decent moral is quite ridiculous. The 3rd is the shortest - a brief tale of a balloon ride - and possibly the most enjoyable. The 4th, the main Winter Amid The Ice story is rather depressing and somewhat unfulfilling of early promise. The last, by Paul Verne, about Mont Blanc is a very matter-of-fact account of someone making an early ascent, and was for me one of the better stories. Altogether a mixed bag of well-written but somewhat average stories.
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