Keraban the Inflexible : Adventures in the Euxine

Jules Verne

Keraban is determined not to pay the tax required to cross the Bosphorus by boat, so he journeys by land around the Black Sea. There is a fundamental mistake in dividing Vernes works into science fiction vs. non-science fiction -- in Vernes work there is an all-encompassing vision of science, progress, society and political struggles, which it is not convenient to compartmentalize.