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Facing The Flag

Auhtor: Jules Verne

Language: english
Published: 1897

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure,  science fiction
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Review by Chandler, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Facing The Flag':

Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel by Jules Verne. Like The Begums Millions which Verne published in 1879 it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism. It can be considered one of the first books dealing with problems which was to become paramount half a century after its publication: brilliant scientists discovering new weapons of great destructive power whose full utilisation might literally destroy the world the competition between various powers to obtain control of such weapons and also the efforts of ruthless non-state groups to have it.

Excerpts from the Book 'Facing The Flag':


... slept in the same room with him, and kept constant watch upon him, never leaving him for an hour. He hung upon the lightest words uttered by the patient ...
... in the power of the latter???s fulgurator, and had no doubt whatever that the inventor had conceived an engine that was capable of revolutionizing ...
... impelled by the oars of their crews which struck the water with sharp, rhythmical strokes, and with their sails distended on the chance of catching ...
... and with him the secret of the wonderful fulgurator that nobody had been able to worm out of him? Might not the most serious consequences follow? ...
... steamed near to pick them up. Meanwhile the breeze had freshened considerably, and when, at a sign from d???Artigas, Captain Spade set sail again, the?Ebba?skimmed ...
... of my prison. Admitting that the ship is still at anchor, it cannot be long before it will start???otherwise I shall have to give up imagining why Thomas ...
... I approach the forecastle I find myself face to face with a man who is leaning nonchalantly on the raised hatchway and who is watching me. ...
... done???˛ ??°Nothing at all. Let him alone until he falls asleep. After a night???s sleep the fit will be over and Thomas Roch will be his own helpless ...
... islands of the archipelago are called St. David, Somerset, Hamilton, and St. George. The latter has a free port, and the town of the same name is ...
... is not even suspected, is his home when he is not sailing in the?Ebba?along the coasts of the new world or the old. This is the unknown retreat he ...
... out of the tug and transporting the goods in boats to the other side, where great cellars have been excavated in the rocks and form the storehouses of ...
... remarked the impression created upon me by this revelation. I remember that on leaving me he went towards Ker Karraje???s habitation, no doubt with ...
... not escape the bites of its enemies. However, the voracious sharks were not permitted to vanquish their prey, for man, far more powerful with his instruments ...
... thing from this conversation, and that is that if Thomas Roch has sold his explosive to Ker Karraje and Co., he has at any rate, kept the secret of ...
... it. It will be another half hour at least before the flow sets in again, and by that time the keg may be far enough away to escape being thrown back ...
... we shall resume offensive operations.??˛ ??°Against unfortunate merchantmen.??˛ ??°As unfortunate as they are richly laden.??˛ ??°Acts of piracy, ...
... the West Pacific the pirate and his companions are infesting the West Atlantic, and must be wiped out at all costs. In any case, it is imperative ...
... your lives in the cause of humanity! It is evident that now, however powerful may be their means of defence, even more powerful than a network of ...
... will the end be as far as I am personally concerned? What am I to expect from the attack upon Back Cup, the success of which I have been unable ...
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