The Survivors of the Chancellor, by Jules Verne
The Survivors of the Chancellor was issued in 1875. Shipwrecks occur in other of Verne’s tales, but this is his only story devoted wholly to such a disaster. In it the author has gathered all the tragedy, the mystery, and the suffering possible to the sea. All the various forms of disaster, all the possibilities of horror, the depths of shame and agony, are heaped upon these unhappy voyagers.