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y The Expedition of Captain Flick single work   novel   adventure   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1896 1896
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A lost race adventure novel in which Captain Fisk searches for, and eventually discovers the island of Isk, the South Pacific home of the Awazils - a race of people descended from the ancient Greeks and who continue their traditions and culture. A review published in the Western Mail (Perth) in 1896 further records:
The Captain Flick of Mr Fergus Hume's romance is a modern edition of the adventurous, free-booting sea dog for which the Western counties of England were so famous in years gone by. The object of the expedition upon which he sets out, in a well-equipped and well found vessel from Plymouth, is as he naively puts it, to restore the civilization the statue of Aphrodite, carved by Praxiteles for the Temple of Cythera. It is hardly necessary to say, however, that the motive impelling him to this strange quest is not as pure and ardent desire to discharge a signal service to art, but the essentially sordid ambition to obtain possession of the statue in order that he may dispose of it for a huge sum of money. He and his companions experience some strange and thrilling adventures in their search for and on the island of Isk, located by the author off the coast of Australia, in the Indian Ocean. Whatever his defects, Mr Fergus Hume has no lack of imagination; and in The Expedition of Captain Flick, many are likely to find entertainment in turning to its pages for recreation (10 April 1896, p.5).

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Who dares to say romance is dead / Because the world is waxing hoary? / While lands unknown await our tread / Who dares to say romance is dead? / In realms beyond the eastern red / We still may find its golden glory / Who dares to say romance is dead / Because the world is waxing hoary?' (1896 Jarrold 1st edition, p.v.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Jarrold , 1896 .
      Image sourced from online
      Extent: 363p.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Macmillan , 1898 .
      1898 edition.
      Link: Full text document AustLit Full Text Link: Full text PDF
      Extent: 363p.
      Note/s:
      • Publishers note: This Edition is intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      The British Library , 2011 .
      Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 394p.
      Edition info: Historical Print Editions
      ISBN: 1241201331, 9781241201333

Works about this Work

Lost and Found Cities and Peoples : Islands Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Colymbia Robert Ellis Dudgeon 1873 single work novel ; A Mystery of the Pacific W. H. O. Smeaton 1899 single work children's fiction ; The Expedition of Captain Flick Fergus Hume 1896 single work novel ; The Island of Fantasy : A Romance Fergus Hume 1892 single work novel
The Expedition of Captain Flick 1896 single work review
— Appears in: The Western Mail (Perth) , 10 April 1896; (p. 5)

— Review of The Expedition of Captain Flick Fergus Hume 1896 single work novel
Lost and Found Cities and Peoples : Islands Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Colymbia Robert Ellis Dudgeon 1873 single work novel ; A Mystery of the Pacific W. H. O. Smeaton 1899 single work children's fiction ; The Expedition of Captain Flick Fergus Hume 1896 single work novel ; The Island of Fantasy : A Romance Fergus Hume 1892 single work novel
The Expedition of Captain Flick 1896 single work review
— Appears in: The Western Mail (Perth) , 10 April 1896; (p. 5)

— Review of The Expedition of Captain Flick Fergus Hume 1896 single work novel
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