Inspired by his trip aboard ”The Great Eastern” ship, Jules Verne writes the adventure novel ”A Floating City”. The story depicts a wonderful picture of the long sea voyage, the ship which seems so big that it is described as a city, the vivid places and sights that unfold before the passengers and the lasting impressions of New York and Niagara Falls. It is also a story of romance and bravery as a desperate woman who is travelling with her abusive husband finds out that the man she really loves is also on board. Verne gives as well a faithful picture of the usual incidents which occur on such long voyages. What is left for us to do is to immerse is this travel across the Atlantic and find out if everyone is going to make it safely home.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who mostly wrote adventure fiction inspired by the scientific advances of the 19th century. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called ”Extraordinary Travels”, which includes ”Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1864), ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” (1870), and ”Around the World in Eighty Days” (1873). Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all times, and still inspires people the world over.