An Antarctic Mystery is a novel by Jules Verne and is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane. The narrator is a wealthy American Jeorling, who has entertained himself with private studies of the wildlife on the Kerguelen Islands and is now looking for a passage back to the USA. Halbrane is one of the first ships to arrive at Kerguelen, and its captain Len Guy somewhat reluctantly agrees to have Jeorling as a passenger as far as Tristan da Cunha. Underway, they meet a stray iceberg with a dead body on it, which turns out to be a sailor from Jane. Guy, who had talked to Jeorling earlier about the subject of Pym, reveals himself to be the brother of William Guy. He decides to try to come to the rescue of Jane's crew. They also take aboard another mysterious sailor named Hunt who is eager to join the search for undisclosed reasons.
The Steampunk Megapack collects 26 tales of high adventure through Victorian and Edwardian eras – past, present, and future! Included are: MIDNIGHT AT VALDOSTA’S, by Jay Lake THE CASE OF THE PECULIAR SAFECRACKER, by G. D. Falksen THE ACQUISITION OF MANDRAKES AND ASSISTANTS, by Jillian Venters THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS, by H. P.…
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