The Blockade Runners

Jules Verne


The Blockade Runners by Jules Verne

The Blockade Runners by Jules Verne

[Redactor’s Note: The Blockade Runners (number V008 in the T&M numerical listing of Verne's works) is a translation of Les forceurs de blocus (1871). The Blockade Runners, a novella, was included along with A Floating City in the first english and french editions of this work. This translation, which follows that of Sampson and Low (UK) and Scribners (US) is by “N. D’Anvers”, pseudonymn for Mrs. Arthur Bell (d. 1933) who also translated other Verne books. It is also included in the fifteen volume Parke edition of the works of Jules Verne (1911). There is another translation by Henry Frith which was published by Routledge (1876).

Both of these stories are about ships; Floating City about the largest ship of the time, the Great Eastern, and Blockade Runners about one of the fastest, the Dolphin.

This HTML version was prepared from public domain sources by Norman M. Wolcott, 2003, nwolcott2@post.harvard.edu .]


The Blockade Runners

Table of Contents

I THE DOLPHIN
II GETTING UNDER SAIL
III THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM
IV CROCKSTON’S TRICK
V THE SHOT FROM THE IROQUOIS, AND MISS JENNY’S ARGUMENTS
VI SULLIVAN ISLAND CHANNEL
VII A SOUTHERN GENERAL
VIII THE ESCAPE
IX BETWEEN TWO FIRES
X ST. MUNGO


THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS