Claudius Bombarnac: The Adventures of a Special Correspondent

Claudius Bombarnac: The Adventures of a Special Correspondent

Jules Verne / May 28, 2020

Claudius Bombarnac The Adventures of a Special Correspondent Claudius Bombarnac a reporter is assigned by the Twentieth Century to cover the travels of the Grand Transasiatic Railway which runs between Uzun Ada Turkestan and Peking China Accompanying him on

  • Title: Claudius Bombarnac: The Adventures of a Special Correspondent
  • Author: Jules Verne
  • ISBN: 9781604502282
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Claudius Bombarnac, a reporter is assigned by the Twentieth Century to cover the travels of the Grand Transasiatic Railway which runs between Uzun Ada, Turkestan and Peking, China Accompanying him on this journey is an interesting collection of characters, including one who is trying to beat the round the world record and another who is a stowaway Claudius hopes one of tClaudius Bombarnac, a reporter is assigned by the Twentieth Century to cover the travels of the Grand Transasiatic Railway which runs between Uzun Ada, Turkestan and Peking, China Accompanying him on this journey is an interesting collection of characters, including one who is trying to beat the round the world record and another who is a stowaway Claudius hopes one of them will become the hero of his piece, so his story won t be just a boring travelogue He is not disappointed when a special car guarded by troops is added to the train, said to be carrying the remains of a great Mandarin The great Mandarin actually turns out to be a large consignment being returned to China from Persia Unfortunately the train must travel through a large part of China that is controlled by unscrupulous robber chiefs Before the journey is over, Claudius finds his hero.

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    About "Jules Verne"

      • Jules Verne

        Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864 , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870 , and Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.


    241 Comments

    1. Βαθμολογία: 3 ½ ★* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Το review αυτό είναι μέρος της ανάρτησής μου που βρίσκεται εδώ* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Ίσως να μην ήταν το πιο ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο που έχω διαβάσει, αλλά Ιούλιος Βερν είναι αυτός, με το πάθος του να γνωρίσει τις μακρινότερες περιοχές του κ [...]


    2. One of the curses of being a popular author is becoming pigeon holed as a writer. Although best know as a science fiction writer, most of his novels did not contain elements of science fiction. Around the World in 80 Days and Micheal Strogoff are among the well known ones that are strictly adventures. Despite the inclusion of the word 'adventures' in the title, when the titular character, a special correspondent for a Parisian newspaper, prays to the gods of journalism that they might not spare [...]


    3. It's not often I find a Jules Verne novel I've never read before, so this was one I anticipated enjoying - and did. There's considerably more humor in it than in most of his books, fueled by the clever characters he creates. It's the story of a train journey from Russia to China in the 19th century, across what were then unknown lands. There are plenty of mysteries, a fair amount of action, and even romance. While it may not be as imaginative as his science fiction, it's certainly a most enjoyab [...]


    4. Una novela bastante divertida en en donde se describen parajes de Asia en un recorrido en tren de 5.000 km. Es curioso observar el conjunto de personajes que acompañan a nuestro protagonista en su búsqueda de aventuras y donde podemos observar las fobias y filias de las que hace habitualmente uso Julio Verne en relación con las nacionalidades de los personajes.Como suele ocurrir en estos casos se suceden las aventuras pero al final todo se resuelve satisfactoriamente para nuestro corresponsal [...]


    5. We think that traveling is easier today than in the past. This book shows us that it is just quicker.The book is essentially a travelogue of a journey undertaken almost on the spur of the moment, to make the same journey today would take weeks of preparation with no guarantee that it would happen.Some interesting descriptions of towns and cities across Asia combined with an insight into the ethnic prejudices of previous generations - there is also a pretty good story line.



    6. A reporter covers a ling train ride from the middle east to Peking. He has plenty of opinions on his many fellow passengers.


    7. I enjoyed this book, but I don't think I would have if I hadn't traveled in (and been a bit obsessed with) Central Asia. The plot was not as interesting to me as the detailed descriptions of the various cities and towns that Claudius Bombarnac visits during his trip between Baku (modern Azerbaijan) and Peking (Beijing). I found it fascinating to read a description of what places I have visited where like in the late 19th century, as well as his impressions of various aspects of Central Asian cul [...]


    8. Bombarnac is an annoying narrator. He takes everything as a joke and is happy to see fellow travelers massacred by thieves, as long as it provides him with a story for his newspaper. There is one moment of genuine emotion in this short story, when Bombarnac receives a telegram informing him that he has mistaken a key piece of news and reprimanding him. I felt a small tinge of genuine feeling in this incident. Other than that, it’s all fluff. It’s empty characters discussing boring topics. Th [...]


    9. Kindled for free: Tells the story of a French journalist in Victorian times who is travelling along the newly built Transasiatic railway line, through russia from west to east (before its collapse) and into china. The narrative is clever - it is written as the personal notes of the journalist who is searching for a story and eventually manages to find one among the first class passengers on the line. Verne is very sensitive to race-relations and avoids the normal racism of the time, but the book [...]


    10. Pretty interesting read. Of course, this is fiction and I don't believe there has EVER been a railroad that has crossed from Kyrgyzstan over the mountains to Kashgar--and then run along the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert. The railroad only made it to Kashgar from Urumqi to the northeast a few years back.


    11. Un periodista atraviesa Asia en tren, esperando encontrar situaciones emocionantes y personajes interesantes. Su destino lo escribe Verne, así que no quedará defraudado. Libro sencillo, ágil, entretenido, sin mayores pretensiones.


    12. "Klodius Bombarnak" romanı bir qədər tarixi əsər sayıla bilər.Əsərin qəhrəmanı Tiflisdən başlayaraq Pekinə qədər dəmir yolu ilə səyahəti zamanı gördüyü yerləri,şahidi olduğu hadisələri təsvir edir.Əsər yol qeydləri formasında yazılmışdır.


    13. and a half-star because "the plot is that a reporter struggles to find anything interesting to report" is a pretty stellar excuse for being practically plotless for most of the book.


    14. I could not be bothered with this book. Life really is too short to wade through this. Didn't get past chapter 3.



    15. Claudius Bombarnac, special correspondent for the Twentieth Century travels on the Grand Transasiatic Railway from Turkestan to China, recording his adventures along the way


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