Tom Swift and His Motor Boat; or The Rivals of Lake Carlopa (Tom Swift 2)

By: Appleton, Victor

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Reprint - copyright page lists through His Electric Runabout, ad following text lists through His Great Searchlight. Boards lightly stained, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 212 pp. 8vo. Tom Swift and his Motor-Boat picks up directly following events from the previous book with the titular Motor-Boat getting damaged by criminals intent on steeling an invention of Tom Swift's father. The owner of the boat decides to auction off the 21 foot craft rather than pay for repairs, and Tom wins the auction with a bid of $200. However, someone who lost the auction is now after Tom! Tom Swift is a fictional young inventor in five series of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm, and have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. The books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton (or, in one case, “Victor Appleton II”). The character first appeared in 1910 and has appeared in new titles as recently as 2007. Each of the various series focuses on Tom’s inventions, a number of which pre-date actual inventions. The character has evolved over the years, but in general the books portray science and technology as wholly beneficial in its effects. The books have been translated into a number of languages and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Tom Swift has also been the star of a board game and a television show, and a feature film is planned. A type of pun, the Tom Swifty, is named for the character, and a number of prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited Tom Swift as an inspiration. Several inventions, including the taser, have been directly inspired by Tom’s fictional inventions.

Title: Tom Swift and His Motor Boat; or The Rivals of Lake Carlopa (Tom Swift 2)

Author: Appleton, Victor

Categories: Tom Swift,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1910

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2201893

Keywords: CHILDREN JUVENILE FICTION VINTAGE TOM SWIFT VICTOR APPLETON,