Fateful by Claudia Gray: The Titanic in Fiction

Fateful by Claudia Gray is a fantastic, imaginative paranormal romance that takes place on the doomed Titanic — and while we wait for the book’s September 13th release date, we thought we’d take a look at a few other works of fiction featuring the Titanic:

Books:

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn’s newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla’s inventions dooms them…and one could save them.

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time traveling adventure.

After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she’s not just on any ship– she’s on the Titanic!

Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego, destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century?

Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler

The President’s secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element–and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission–to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century…

Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady by Ellen Emerson White

Written from the point of view of a young passenger aboard the ill-fated Titanic, this title combines an award-winning series with the “disaster of the century”.

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains a completely riveting account of the Titanic‘s fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious. Some sacrificed their lives, while others fought like animals for their own survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in lifeboats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; and hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped below decks, sought help in vain.

Available for the first time in trade paperback and with a new introduction for the 50th anniversary edition by Nathaniel Phil-brick, author of In the Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory, Walter Lord’s classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication fifty years ago. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this semicentennial edition brings that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers.

Movies:

Titanic

Who can forget this epic romance starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet?

A Night to Remember

This 1958 film acted as a “docudrama” recounting the night the Titanic sank

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

This 1964 musical follows the life of Molly Brown, who goes on to survive the sinking of the Titanic.

Ghosts of the Abyss

This documentary was released in 2003 and was directed by James Cameron — yes, the same James Cameron who directed Titanic. The documentary follows scientists during an expedition to the Titanic wreckage, and provides some of the boost footage ever of the wreck.

For the comments: Any others we forgot to include? Tell us below!

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