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Futility (1898 version)

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I was able to get a hold of an electronic copy of Morgan Roberson's first version of the story printed in 1898.   I then found an electronic version of the 1912 version (through Project Gutenberg) and I really like the first version better mainly the ending.

 

I didn't like the part in the middle of the story though it felt like a Sherlock Holmes kind of set up and was a bit too convenient for my liking but the end (of the original version was somewhat refreshing,)  I didn't like the ending of the second story because it doesn't fit the end of the story.  Sort of like the end of that Stranger Than Fiction movie.

 

I don't see the huge fascination with his story and the Titanic yes there are a number of coincidences that match but the story is mainly about the sailor and his former lover not about the boat itself.
 
Has anyone else read this story?

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Yeah, I've had a paperback copy for ages.  Even if the story is mainly a melodrama, I still find the Titanic parallels a little disturbing.  However, synchronicity and coincidence do happen and I do not believe there was any weird and sinister plot by the White Star Line to make a dramatic insurance-fraud reality from a fiction.  Mine is the 1898 version.  There's tonnage of speculation about the Titanic and there always will be.

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