Jules Verne; William Butcher
|语言注释：||Translated from the French.|
|描述：||xliii, 402 pages : map ; 20 cm.|
|内容：||A chronology of Jules Verne --
The British at the North Pole --
The desert of ice --
Appendix A : the deleted duel episode and the original ending --
Appendix B : a chronology of Arctic expeditions --
Appendix C : Publisher's announcements.
|丛书名：||Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)|
|其他题名：||Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras.|
|责任：||Jules Verne ; translated with an introduction and notes by William Butcher.|
"First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman reveals himself to be John Hatteras, and his lifelong obsession, the Pole. Despite experiencing appalling cold and hunger, the captain treks across the frozen wastes in search of fuel. Abandoned by his crew, Hatteras remains without resources at the coldest spot on earth. How can he find food and explore the Polar Sea? And what will he find at the top of the world?"--Jacket.