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by Jules Verne

eBook The Blockade Runners ePub
Author: Jules Verne
Language: English
ISBN: 1406501794
ISBN13: 978-1406501797
Publisher: Dodo Press (October 25, 2005)
Pages: 68
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 729
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ePub file: 1993 kb
Fb2 file: 1474 kb

For the book by Jules Verne, see The Blockade Runners.

For the book by Jules Verne, see The Blockade Runners. Their operations are quite risky since blockading fleets would not hesitate to fire on them. However, the potential profits (economically or militarily) from a successful blockade run are tremendous, so blockade-runners typically had excellent crews. Although having modus operandi similar to that of smugglers, blockade-runners are often operated by state's navies as part of the regular fleet.

The Blockade Runners Paperback – Large Print, Large Print, Large Print. The writing style of Jules Verne is certainly dated in relation to today. This is a short novella, not a book, and I found it to be of enough interest to hold my attention to the conclusion. by. Jules Verne (Author). The characterization is modest, and we have no real understanding of the characters backgrounds, but the story was the focus of the author and it was interesting and developed. You can almost see an old sailor telling this tale in a seaside bar long ago. It is worth the time to read because after all it is by Jules Verne, but it is not his best. One person found this helpful.

Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. Playfair adopts as his own cause.

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The Blockade Runners book. The Blockade Runners isn't exactly a story most people would attribute to Jules Verne. This short story is about James Playfair and his exploits in breaking the Union blockade around Charleston Harbor. He proposes to his uncle Vince Playfair, a wealthy Scottish merchant, the building of a super-fast steamship to run ammunition and war supplies to the desperate southern troops and return filled with cotton. He first appears as a cold Never underestimate the persuasive powers of a beautiful woman!

The Blockade Runners - Jules Verne.

The Blockade Runners - Jules Verne. Background to The Blockade Runners. The Blockade Runners. WHEN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR broke out in April 1861, Jules Verne was 33 years old and his literary career was on the point of taking off. Although at this time he had not yet acquired his own boat, his passion for sailing was already deeply instilled in his creative psyche. Born and raised in the seaport of Nantes with its connections to the slave trade, Verne was well aware of both transatlantic seafaring and the issues that led up to the Civil War.

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The Blockade Runners by Jules Verne. End of The Blockade Runners. Chapter I. THE DOLPHIN. A Voyage in a Balloon (1852). Around the World in Eighty Days.

Jules Verne's little-known American civil war adventure cuts a dash, writes Philip Womack. Though mostly known for Around the World in 80 Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne turned out almost as many potboilers as his adventurous predecessor, Alexandre Dumas, all packed with a similar sense of sprightly, puppyish movement. The Blockade Runners, set during the American civil war, is one such

Large Format for easy reading. Story set in the dockyards of Glasgow from the French pioneer of Science Fiction
Shakar
This is a short story that I would pigeon hole as historical fiction. Set in the time of the U.S. Civil War, this story brings awareness to multiple facets of the world at that time: international and intranational political relationships, economic necessity and trade, transportation technology, and most interesting to this reader, physical geography and military strategy.

This is the first non-science fiction story by this author that I've read. I will certainly be looking in to more of his non-sf offerings.

Kindle version read: rated four-stars, flawlessly formatted with only one spelling error that I noticed.
Arcanescar
like the ship at the heart of the story - this Verne adventure moves too fast for boredom to catch up - despite the very conventional plot

Jules Verne set it during the american civil war - the protagonist is a young british merchant marine captain intent on the profit to be gained by running the shipping blockade around Charleston established by the north - but then he also gains a new perspective when he becomes involved with the daughter of an American abolitionist and her clever man servant

it's a short read cuz it's all plot - i prefer that to too much dragging detail - which accompanied most of Verne's more famous works
Tygokasa
I love to read. To pick up a book and get lost in the story immediately is the ultimate high. I did not pay much attention to the author until I looked up at the finish with my heart still pounding from the the adventure. We all know or have read "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" To discover another of this authors books is as exciting as his masterpiece rates right up there with opening presents on Christmas morning. I can't wait to open his next "masterpiece".
Calvin Howell
Shou
The writing style of Jules Verne is certainly dated in relation to today. This is a short novella, not a book, and I found it to be of enough interest to hold my attention to the conclusion. The characterization is modest, and we have no real understanding of the characters backgrounds, but the story was the focus of the author and it was interesting and developed. You can almost see an old sailor telling this tale in a seaside bar long ago.
It is worth the time to read because after all it is by Jules Verne, but it is not his best.
Marige
Even though this book was written over 100 years ago, it is still a very easy and good read. One problem with many books that old is the language (Victorian English does not translate to easily to 21st century American English). This translation from the original French is very good.

I enjoyed the read, and found it to be a good light fast moving book.
Zargelynd
I had read this book a long time ago and I had forgotten how enjoyable JV is in his writing. This is a period piece, set during the US Civil war and that must be remembered when reading. For someone who has not previously experienced JV before I'd advise reading 20,000 Leagues first for some context.
FLIDER
Another good story from Verne. An English merchant/ captain boldly decides to run the blockade into Charleston during the American Civil War to trade arms for cotton. Some twists and dilemmas along the way made for an enjoyable, but too quick, read. I wish it was a little longer for character development, but after all, it was a novella. I would recommend it.
Interesting. Enjoyed reading it. Not as stilted as some I have read from that era.
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