An Antarctic Mystery

Jules Verne

Book Description

"An Antarctic Mystery," also known as "The Sphinx of the Ice Fields," is a novel by Jules Verne. The story follows the adventures of the narrator, Jeorling, who is on a whaling expedition in the Antarctic. They come across a mysterious ship frozen in the ice, the Jane, and find a manuscript written by the missing Captain Len Guy, detailing his harrowing experiences. Captain Len Guy's account reveals that the Jane had encountered the enigmatic and eerie ship, the Halbrane, led by the obsessive and charismatic captain, Len Guy's brother, Arthur Gordon Pym. The Halbrane is on a quest to find the mythical land of Tsalal, described by Edgar Allan Poe in his novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." As the story unfolds, the crew of the Halbrane faces numerous challenges, including encounters with strange creatures and the unforgiving Antarctic environment. Verne weaves a tale of mystery, exploration, and survival, incorporating elements of adventure, science fiction, and elements inspired by Poe's earlier work. "An Antarctic Mystery" is a captivating and atmospheric narrative that explores the boundaries of exploration and the mysteries of the uncharted Antarctic region. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded without incurring any cost.

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