Alexander Bell Filson Young was a journalist, BBC programme advisor and author. His wrote the book on Titanic, a RMS Titanic ship. His famous works includeTitanic, The Relief of... More > Mafekingand etc.< Less
Filson Young (1876–1938) was a writer and journalist. He is notable for publishing the first book about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, called Titanic, published only 37 days after the... More > sinking.
This book charts the ill fated voyage of the the Titanic.
Also included is recollections of the disaster by famous maritime writer Joseph Conrad.
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The climax of Jean Paul Richter's inspiration, and of his obscurity, was reached in "Titan," published during 1801-3. He meant it to be his greatest romance, and posterity has... More > confirmed his judgement. Of all his works, it is the most characteristic of its author. It has all the peculiarities of his style, peculiarities that are reflected in the prose of Thomas Carlyle, his most eminent British admirer and interpreter. The book itself took ten years to write, and according to his correspondence, Richter intended to call it "Anti-Titan," having in view his attacks on the material selfishness of the age which, to gain its own ends, would move mountains. The motive--a comparison between a man of moral grandeur and one of grandiose immorality--came to Richter while he was engaged on "Hesperus," a fact that explains why certain characters from the earlier romance reappear in "Titan."< Less
The Gunsters are an ordinary family: there's Dick and Sal and their two boys, Seb and Jezza... But then there’s the cat, Titanic.
At first Titanic brings in a few birds, which is upsetting... More > enough for Sal, but soon his tastes broaden to a toad, a squirrel, a selection of local dogs and cats, a fox, a horse... The boys are having the time of their lives, while everyone else is wondering how much time they’ve got left to live.
Sal can’t stop seeing turkeys after a bump on the head; Dick devises an automated ‘offal’ trap that goes stinkingly wrong; the postman’s mauled and the kitchen goes up in flames; and, when the police come sniffing around, even they are not safe.
It’s anyone’s guess as to who will survive, but one thing’s for sure...more blood will be spilled as long as Titanic is on the loose.< Less
About the Author-
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main... More > characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency.Dreiser's best known novels include Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925).