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Isbn: 978-87-2650-567-2
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Crime & Mystery Historic facsimile
Accessible since: January 2024


North Against South

‘North against South’ is Verne’s comment on the American Civil War. Farmer, James Burbank, is committed to the abolition of slavery, while former slaver, Texar, is a fervent supporter. However, Texar has another axe to grind with the farmer, as the result of his criminal past. Using all his wiles and resources, Texar conducts the perfect plan to exact his bitter revenge.

At its heart, ‘North against South’ is an adventure story. However, Verne infuses it with social commentary and vivid details surrounding the Civil War and the lives that people led back in the late 17th Century. A tense and fascinating read for fans of films such as ‘Glory,’ starring Denzel Washington.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who became known as the ‘Father of Science Fiction.’ He wrote more than 60 novels, including ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (1864), ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’ (1870) which was also released as a film, starring James Mason, and ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1873), which has been released as a TV drama, featuring former Dr Who star, David Tennant.

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