The Great Eastern (a Novel) by Howard A. Rodman

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A sprawling adventure pitting two of literature’s most iconic antiheroes against each other: Captain Nemo and Captain Ahab. Caught between them: real-life British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the century’s greatest ship, The Great Eastern.

When Brunel is kidnapped by Nemo to help design a submarine to fight the laying of the Transatlantic cable – linking the two colonialist forces Nemo hates, England and the United States – the fabled engineer finds himself going up against his own ship, and the strange man hired to protect it, Captain Ahab, in a battle for the soul of the nineteenth century.