The Wreck of the Titan

The Wreck of the Titan

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Once seen as a prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, this novella was written 14 years before that ill-fated event of 1912--now, on the centenary anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, the striking similarities can be examined again in this new edition John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, has taken employment as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever to have sailed, the Titan. One night in deep fog, the ship strikes a gigantic iceberg and sinks almost immediately. Written 14 years before the Titanic's sinking, this novella has been hailed in equal measures as a prophetic work and the work of pure coincidence. Certainly the similarities are striking: two unsinkable ships steam ahead in treacherous conditions, carrying privileged passengers, with insufficient lifeboats aboard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 129 x 194 x 9mm | 116g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843913593
  • 9781843913597
  • 203,083

About Morgan Robertson

Morgan Robertson (1861-1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, the best-known being Wreck of the Titan. Sam Leith is the former literary editor of the Daily Telegraph and the author of Sod's Law.
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