Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or The Naval Terror of the Seas (The Tom Swift Series, Book 18)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Faint crease along top edge of rear board, very minor general wear. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 218, [2] pp. 8vo. The story was written in 1915, and World War I, known as The Great War, was already in progress. As the story opens, Tom is explaining his newest invention to his friend, Ned Newton. Just as Tom is in the middle of explaining the problems he is having, a fire erupts in one of the sheds, where explosives are stored. After the fire has been put out, careful investigation shows that the fire was set deliberately. In preparation for presenting his new airship to the United States Government, Tom has invited a Lieutenant Marbury, from the Navy, to review his ship. Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift, Jr.) is the name of the central character in five series, totaling over 100 volumes, of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm,. His adventures have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. The 33 volumes of the second series use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II. The character first appeared in 1910. New titles have been published as recently as 2007. Most of the various series focus on Tom’s inventions, a number of which have anticipated actual inventions. The character has been presented in different ways over the years. In general, the books portray science and technology as wholly beneficial in their effects, and the role of the inventor in society has been treated as admirable and heroic. Translated into a number of languages, the books have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Tom Swift has also been the subject of a board game and a television show. Development of a feature film based on the series was announced in 2008. 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 the fictional inventions.

Title: Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or The Naval Terror of the Seas (The Tom Swift Series, Book 18)

Author: Appleton, Victor

Categories: Tom Swift,

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1915

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2291412

Keywords: CHILDREN VINTAGE SERIES ADVENTURE VICTOR APPLETON TOM SWIFT,