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A dazzling, inventive literary adventure story in which Captain Ahab confronts Captain Nemo and the dark cultural stories...
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Details of The Great Eastern
- Exact title of the book
- The Great Eastern
- Book author
- Howard A. Rodman
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 304 pages
- June 4th 2019 by Melville House
- File size (in PDF)
- 1216 kB
Some brief overview of book
A dazzling, inventive literary adventure story in which Captain Ahab confronts Captain Nemo and the dark cultural stories represented by both characters are revealed in cliffhanger fashion. A sprawling adventure pitting two of literature’s most iconic anti-heroes against each other: Captain Nemo and Captain Ahab. Caught between them: real-life British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the century’s greatest ship, The Great Eastern.
But when he’s kidnapped by Nemo to help design a submarine with which to fight the laying of the Translatlantic cable - linking the two colonialist forces Nemo hates, England and the US - Brunel finds himself going up against his own ship, and the strange man hired to protect it, Captain Ahab, in a battle for the soul of the 19th century.