Jasper Hobson and his crew have the mission to build a fort in the Arctic ocean. They manage to get there and establish the fort. However a massive earthquake changes their plans as unusual things begin to happen. The most unusual of all is that they have ended up on iceberg without even noticing. This iceberg becomes their lifebelt. But what will happen if or when it begins to melt? Where will it take them? Will they survive or they will be forever remembered with their last good deed – building a fort in a rich with natural resources area?
”The Fur Country” is published in 1873. It depicts an artic adventure and typically for Jules Verne’s style, it has series of descriptions and details of the expedition and the nature.
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.