An Antarctic Mystery

by Jules Verne
Release date: 1898
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy
Tags: translation

Original title: Le Sphinx des Glaces (1897).

An Antarctic Mystery is also known as The Sphinx of the Ice Fields.

Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother's ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr. Joerling, the crew of the Halbrane is enticed to make the trip to Antarctica to search for any survivors of the Jane.

Note: Verne wrote story as a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Poe was one of Verne's favorite authors. In 1864 he wrote an essay discussing Poe's work.

updated 2018-05-22

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