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This collection includes Jules Verne's greatest works. Included is: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Mysterious Island, From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon, A Voyage in a Balloon, Doctor Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius, A Drama in the Air, A Winter Amid the Ice, Ascent of Mont Blanc, An Antarctic Mystery, Dick Sand; or, A Captain at Fifteen, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, Facing the Flag, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Godfrey Morgan, The English at the North Pole, The Field of Ice, In Search of the Castaways, Michael Strogoff, Off on a Comet, Robur the Conqueror, The Adventures of a Special Correspondent, The Blockade Runners, The Fur Country, The Master of the World, The Pearl of LIma, The Secret of the Island, The Survivors of the Chancellor, The Underground City, The Waif of the Cynthia, Ticket No. 9262, Topsy Turvy, In The Year 2889.
It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, 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.
In 1878 appeared Dick Sands, the epic of the slave trade. This picture of the wilds of Africa, its adventures and its dangers, the savage hunting both of beasts and men, has always been a favorite among Verne's readers. It contains no marvels, no inventions, but merely, amid stirring scenes and actions seeks to convey two truthful impressions. One is the traveler's teaching the geographical information, the picture of Africa as explorers, botanists, and zoologists have found it. The other is the moral lesson of the awful curse of slavery, its brutalizing, horrible influence upon all who come in touch with it, and the absolutely devastating effect it has had upon Africa itself.
"Dr. Ox's Experiment" ("A Fantasy of Dr Ox") is a short story by the French writer and pioneer of science-fiction, Jules Verne, published in 1872. It describes an experiment by one Dr. Ox and his assistant Gedeon Ygene. A prosperous scientist Dr. Ox offers to build a novel gas lighting system to an unusually stuffy Flemish town of Quiquendone.
"A Drama in the Air" is an adventure short story by Jules Verne. The story was first published in August 1851 under the title "Science for families. A Voyage in a Balloon"
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.
South American rancher Joam Garral is wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not commit. The sinister Torres can prove him innocent--but Torres's price is to marry Joam's beautiful daughter, already promised to another. Verne's exotic 1881 adventure takes Joam's family by raft through danger, treachery, and vivid flora and fauna.
The English at the North Pole was originally published in 1864, being begun even before Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. This vigorous Arctic tale was used to found and introduce a "Magazine of Adventure,"which was continued for some years. The book contains an accurate picture of Arctic life and of the Arctic geography known to the world of 1864. The account of the Franklin expedition and of the persistent and heroic search for its relief is carefully studied and complete, only it necessarily fails to include the later investigations of the American expedition under Lieutenant Schwatka. These finally settled the last details of the historic tragedy.
"Facing the Flag" or "For the Flag" is an 1896 patriotic novel by Jules Verne. The book is part of the "Voyages Extraordinaires (Extraordinary Voyages)" series. Like "The Begum's 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.
An exhilarating narrative of an obsessed British expediter by Jules Verne. This northward excursion led by Captain Hatteras is full of life-threatening adventures and hair-breadth escapes of him and his crew. As he discovers the truth about the polar terrain, this work presents amazing possibilities. A bitter-sweet ending awaits the readers in this mind-boggling thriller!
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.
First complete English translation of Verne's debut novel from 1863
THE FORTIETH FRENCH ASCENT OF MONT BLANC is a short story written by JulesVerne or some say by Paul Verne in 1872. This is a story not only about men wanting the adventure of mountain climbing, but also the beauty, hazards and feeling of accomplishments that go also with it.
One of the earliest science fantasy stories ever written, From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad -- and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon!
Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a "manned" flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race. A story of rip-roaring action, humor, and wild imagination, From the Earth to the Moon is as uncanny in its accuracy and as filled with authentic detail and startling immediacy as Verne's timeless masterpieces 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. From the Paperback edition.
A team of nineteenth-century American engineers builds a rocket to the moon in this visionary novel from the author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days During the Civil War, the members of the Baltimore Gun Club delighted themselves by designing artillery the likes of which the world had never seen. But when the South eventually surrenders, the gun club languishes, until its president, Impey Barbicane, conceives of a project so preposterous it must be attempted: to build a gun large enough to fire a rocket to the moon. From raising the money to casting the cannon to readying it to fire, the gun club overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after another. But when a rival engineer and an intrepid French adventurer join Barbicane on the spaceship's inaugural voyage, the three men soon discover that getting to the moon is only half the battle: Making it home will be their toughest challenge yet. From the Earth to the Moon and its sequel, Round the Moon, were published nearly a century before the Apollo missions. Suspenseful, humorous, and prophetic, these captivating adventure stories sparked mankind's enduring fascination with space travel. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Lt. Jasper Hobson and other members of the Hudson's Bay Trading Co. and his team along with the company's guests, Mrs. Paulina Barnett and Thomas Black travel through the North West Territories of Canada to Cape Bathurst on the Arctic Ocean. At Cape Bathurst, Hobson intends on creating a new trading post for the company, Paulina Barnett is along for the adventure and Thomas Black intends on viewing a solar eclipse during the summer of the following year. The party establishes their outpost before winter sets in, but when spring arrives, nearby volcanic activity triggers an earthquake, which the colony survives; however, a startling revelation is revealed later in the summer when Thomas Black tries to observe the total eclipse. Cape Bathurst has changed its position to the north by almost three degrees of latitude and to the west by several hundred miles; Hobson determines that the Cape has become an island. Now the party's only hope is the onset of winter, so they might travel across the ice, to reach the mainland Russian America (Alaska). When a mild (by Arctic standards) winter sets in and the island is locked by the ice directly north of the Bering Strait; but the ice is not sufficiently frozen enough for safe passage across the ice. The islands colonists wait for the spring thaw and hope that island will move south with the Bering current and that the boat they've built will be able to take them to safety.
"Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery", also published as "School for Crusoes", is an 1882 adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. It tells of a young adventurer, Godfrey Morgan, and his deportment instructor, Professor T. Artelett, who embark on a round-the-world ocean voyage. Their ship is wrecked and they are cast away on a remote island, where they rescue and befriend an African slave, Carefinotu.
"In Search of the Castaways" is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1867-1868. In 1876 it was republished by George Routledge & Sons as a three volume set titled "A Voyage Round The World". The three volumes were subtitled "South America", "Australia", and "New Zealand", which are all included in this publication.
Article purportedly by Jules Verne, but probably by his son. According to the editor's note at the beginning: "In the Year 2889 was first published in the Forum, February, 1889; p. 262. It was published in France the next year. Although published under the name of Jules Verne, it is now believed to be chiefly if not entirely the work of Jules' son, Michel Verne. In any event, many of the topics in the article echo Verne's ideas."
Jules Verne, celebrated French author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, wrote over 60 novels collected in the popular series "Voyages Extraordinaires." A handful of these have never been translated into English, including Invasion of the Sea, written in 1904 when large-scale canal digging was very much a part of the political, economic, and military strategy of the world's imperial powers.Instead of linking two seas, as existing canals (the Suez and the Panama) did, Verne proposed a canal that would create a sea in the heart of the Sahara Desert. The story raises a host of concerns -- environmental, cultural, and political. The proposed sea threatens the nomadic way of life of those Islamic tribes living on the site, and they declare war. The ensuing struggle is finally resolved only by a cataclysmic natural event. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar Arthur B. Evans, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.
Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «Así es el corazón del hombre. La necesidad de hacer cosas duraderas, que le sobrevivan, es el signo de su superioridad sobre todo lo que vive en este mundo.» Durante la guerra civil americana, cinco hombres logran escapar del asedio de Richmond en un globo aerostático que finalmente acabará estrellándose en una isla desierta de los Mares del Sur. Los cinco compañeros no tienen nada salvo su ingenio para sobrevivir en una isla que muy pronto se mostrará llena de secretos, misterios y enigmas que jamás hubieran podido imaginar. Jules Verne quizá lograra con La isla misteriosa su novela más intrigante y entretenida. La presente edición, en magnífica traducción de Teresa Clavel, se completa además con la introducción de Constantino Bértolo, uno de los críticos literarios más prestigiosos de las letras hispánicas contemporáneas. Arthur C. Clarke dijo...«La razón por la cual Verne sigue leyéndose hoy en día es simplemente porque fue uno de los mejores narradores que jamás ha existido.»
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