The book „Chansler. The Diary of a Passenger by J.-R. Casallon” – Jules Verne is based on real events, which gives her great interest. The theme of sea voyage of ships is one of the leading ones in the author’s novels. On one of the cargo ships there was a fire of cotton, the crew and passengers were forced to build a raft and leave the ship, which was no longer rescue. The whole novel is dedicated to the misfortunes of the surviving people, whose fate is not at all enviable.