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Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan

Morgan Robertson

1. 01 – Chapter One
2. Alternate – Chapter One
3. 02 – Chapter Two
4. Alternate – Chapter Two
5. 03 – Chapter Three
6. 04 – Chapter Four
7. 05 – Chapter Five
8. 06 – Chapter Six
9. 07 – Chapter Seven
10. 08 – Chapter Eight
11. 09 – Chapter Nine
12. 10 – Chapter Ten
13. 11 – Chapter Eleven
14. 12 – Chapter Twelve
15. 13 – Chapter Thirteen
16. 14 – Chapter Fourteen
17. 15 – Chapter Fifteen
18. 16 – Chapter Sixteen

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Summary

This novel was published a full 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, but listeners may be surprised at how many parallels this fictional tale has with subsequent true events.The Titan is the largest and most technologically advanced steamship of her time. She is considered unsinkable. Her full speed crossings of the Northern Lane Route carry her rich passengers in the highest standards of luxury and comfort. The less well-off travel in rougher quarters but still benefit from the speed of travel. These crossings, however, are fraught with navigational hazards, the greatest of which is ice.Unlike the ship, one member of her crew is not of the highest standard. At least, not anymore. John Rowland is a broken man who drinks to forget his past. However, when the Titan crashes into an iceberg during her attempt to break a speed record, he is forced to confront his past. Can he overcome his enemies and escape as the ship begins to sink? And can he make his way back to civilization and find self-respect once more? Adventure and soul-searching await Rowland, with a surprise ending.Summary by Tom Weiss and Cori Samuel.