Five Weeks in a Balloon: Illustrated with 78 original illustrations from Riou and Montaut (1867), from the english edition of 1869.
Five Weeks in a Balloon, or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by... More > Three Englishmen (French: Cinq semaines en ballon) is an adventure novel by Jules Verne.
It is the first Verne novel in which he perfected the "ingredients" of his later work, skillfully mixing a plot full of adventure and twists that hold the reader's interest with passages of technical, geographic, and historic description.
The book gives readers a glimpse of the exploration of Africa, which was still not completely known to Europeans of the time, with explorers traveling all over the continent in search of its secrets.
Public interest in fanciful tales of African exploration was at its height, and the book was an instant hit; it made Verne financially independent and got him a contract with Jules Hetzel's publishing house, which put out several dozen more works of his for over forty years afterward.< Less
Around the World in Eighty Days: Illustrated with 57 original illustrations by Alphonse-Marie de Neuville and Léon Benett, translated by George M. Towle, published in 1873.
Around the World... More > in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to £1,324,289 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.
A wager by the eccentric and mysterious Englishman Phileas Fogg that he can circle the globe in just eighty days initiates this marvelous travelogue and exciting suspense story.< Less
Facing the Flag or For the Flag (French: Face au drapeau) is an 1896 patriotic novel by Jules Verne. The book is part of the Voyages Extraordinaires (Extraordinary Voyages) series.
Like The Begum's... More > Millions, which Verne published in 1879, it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism.
It can be considered one of the first books dealing with problems which were to become paramount half a century after its publication in World War II and the Cold War: brilliant scientists discovering new weapons of great destructive power, whose full utilization might literally destroy the world; the competition between superpowers to obtain overwhelming stockpiles of such weapons; and, efforts of other nations to join the nuclear club.< Less
The Mysterious Island: Illustrated by Jules Verne. - In Three Parts: I. Dropped from the Clouds, II. Abandoned, III. The Secret of the Island.
Fully Illustrated with 154 Illustrations from the... More > Original edition by Jules-Descartes Férat, engraving Charles Barbant, Published by J. Hetzel, in Paris, 1875.
The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books.
The Mysterious Island" has by common consent been pronounced the most successful and the most absorbing of Jules Verne's works. In recognition of its wide popularity, the publishers herewith offer to the youth of the World in a single volume the complete work which originally appeared in three volumes. The work has been pronounced "A new Robinson Crusoe with all the modern improvements." You will find amusement and instruction.
One of three books that inspired Journey 2: The Mysterious Island< Less
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Illustrated By Jules Verne; with 56 illustrations by Édouard Riou; the translation is by Frederick Amadeus Malleson.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth... More > has been consistently praised for its style and vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. The book describes the journey of a scientist Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide through the Earth's interior by way of volcanic tubes. Along the way, they encounter various threats and wonders, seeing evidence of earlier stages in the planet's development.
Professor Lidenbrock and Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man.
A classic of nineteenth-century literature, the novel that has marked figures as diverse as Sartre and Tournier, Mark Twain and Conan Doyle.< Less
The Moon-Voyage: Illustrated by Jules Verne. Includes the original illustrations, 44 il. (1st) by Henri de Montaut (1868) and 43 il. (2nd) by Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville... More > (1868-69).
This work contains two titles: "From Earth to the Moon" and the sequel "Round the Moon".
It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people — the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet — in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing.
Notable for the attempted to do some calculations and requirements for the cannon.
The Moon-Voyage is an amazing work of science-fiction by Jules Verne. The author has picturesquely depicted the efforts of the three astronomers of the American Gun club. Their goal of landing on the moon seemed far-fetched and the mockery of those around them fuelled their ambition. Truly astounding!< Less
Adrift In the Pacific, or Two Years Vacation is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1888. Know also has The Strange Adventures of a Schoolboy Crew; Long Vacation; Second Year Ashore.
The... More > two original volumes in one single book. Includes 91 original Illustrations by Léon Benett.
On the evening of February, 15, 1860, sixteen school boys, ages 8 to 14, were asleep on board a schooner moored at a harbor in Aukland waiting to circumnavigate New Zealand on a six weeks’ vacation.
The crew was on shore celebrating on the night before the departure. Accidentally or purposely, the moorings got cast off without anyone on board being the wiser and the schooner drifted out to sea with only the boys on board. Twenty two days later they are cast on the shore of an unknown island.
And so begins another Verne robinsonade with boys always fighting among themselves. They are finally rescued two years later by some good people pursued by pirates who are subdued with the aid of the boys.< Less
The Underground City by Jules Verne; includes 45 illustrations by Jules-Descartes Férat.
Also published as The Child of the Cavern; or Strange Doings Underground, Black Diamonds, Black... More > Indies, Child of the Cavern, or Strange Doings Underground.
The fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine.
Mysterious and unexplained happenings start to occur around the main characters, attributed initially to goblins and fire-maidens.
Suspicious, Harry continues his explorations of the cavern system, where down a deep shaft, he discovers a young orphan girl named Nell. Over the course of the next few years Nell is adopted by Simon and Madge but reveals nothing of where she came from, only that she had never been out of the mine.< Less