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The Wreck of the Titan

By Morgan Robertson, Sam Leith (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 100 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2012
John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, has taken a job as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever to have sailed, the Titan. One night in deep fog, the Titan strikes a gigantic iceberg and sinks almost immediately. Written in 1898, fourteen years before the Titanic's sinking, this novel has been hailed in equal measures as a prophetic work and the result of pure coincidence. Certainly the similarities are striking: two unsinkable ships steam ahead in treacherous conditions, carrying privileged passengers, with an insufficient number of lifeboats. Sam Leith's foreword grapples with the nature of chance, and the surprises it can produce.

About the Author

Morgan Robertson (1861-1915) was a well-known American author of short stories and novels. He claimed to have invented the idea of the periscope for one of his novels. Sam Leith, former literary editor for The Daily Telegraph, has recently published his novel The Coincidence Machine in which he examines the nature of coincidence and the effect of the invention of a machine which can manipulate probability.

EAN: 9781843913597
ISBN: 1843913593
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.2 x 0.8 centimetres (0.16 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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