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Around the World in 80 Days
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Jules Verne's masterpiece .. stimulated our childhood and taught us more than all the atlases: the taste of adventure and the love of travel. 'Thirty thousand banknotes for you, Captain, if we reach... More > Liverpool within the hour.' This cry of Phileas Fogg's remains for me the call of the sea...< Less
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain... More > Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax.< Less
A Voyage in a Balloon
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Pioneering science-fiction writer Jules Verne is the second most translated author of all time (after Agatha Christie.) This translation of his short story A Voyage in a Balloon first appeared in... More > Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art in a May 1852 edition, making it the first of the French writer's stories to be published in English. As Verne writes in this story , "May this terrific recital, while it instructs those who read it, not discourage the explorers of the routes of air."< Less
From the Earth to the Moon : And Round the Moon (Illustrated)
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Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon is the first story of space exploration and remains a beloved work of daring exploits-and surprisingly accurate scientific conjecture. When the... More > members of the Baltimore Gun Club-bored Civil War veterans-decide to fill their time by embarking on a project to shoot themselves to the moon, the race is on to raise money, overcome engineering challenges, and convince detractors that they're anything but "Lunatics." With this work, Verne inspired the first science fiction film, 1902's Le Voyage dans la lune, and accurately predicted that that ideal location for a spacebase is in Florida.< Less
Five Weeks in a Balloon: Illustrated
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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
Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Jules Verne photographié par Nadar.Œuvres... More > principalesmodifier Jules Verne, ou Jules-Gabriel Verne sous son nom de naissance, né le 8 février 1828 à Nantes et mort le 24 mars 1905 à Amiens, est un écrivain français dont l'œuvre est, pour la plus grande partie, constituée de romans d'aventures et de science-fiction (ou d'anticipation).En 1863 paraît chez l'éditeur Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1814-1886) son premier roman Cinq semaines en ballon, qui connaît un très grand succès y compris à l'étranger. Lié à l'éditeur par un contrat de vingt ans, Jules Verne travaillera en fait pendant quarante ans à ses Voyages extraordinaires, qui compteront 62 romans et 18 nouvelles et paraîtront pour une partie d'entre eux dans la revue destinée à la jeunesse le Magasin d'éducation et de récréation. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne< Less
The Mysterious Island
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Download in EPUB format, also available for Kindle or in PDF The book tells the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American... More > Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a rather unusual way – by hijacking a balloon! This is only the beginning of their adventures< Less
Around the World in Eighty Days
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Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in... More > eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.< Less
Facing the Flag
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Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel by Jules Verne. Like The Begum's Millions which Verne published in 1879 , it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a... More > 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 was to become paramount half a century after its publication: brilliant scientists discovering new weapons of great destructive power, whose full utilisation might literally destroy the world; the competition between various powers to obtain control of such weapons; and also the efforts of ruthless non-state groups to have it.< Less
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Illustrated
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tour of the Underwater World is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The novel was originally serialized... More > from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation. The deluxe illustrated edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. The book was highly acclaimed when it was released and remains so; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes many features of modern submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels.< Less
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