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The Best of Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
  • ISBN Code: : 1504038282
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 1406
  • Category : Fiction
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Four iconic novels of adventure, science, and fantasy from a master storyteller far ahead of his time. In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a monster wreaks havoc in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The US government sends a French marine biologist, his servant, and a Canadian harpoonist to take care of the problem. But instead of a mythic beast, the team finds the submarine Nautilus and its fearsome helmsman, Captain Nemo. Around the World in Eighty Days follows Phileas Fogg and his eccentric manservant, Passepartout, on an epic quest to circumnavigate the globe. Pursued by a Scotland Yard detective, derailed by a herd of bison, and attacked by Sioux Indians, the travelers use every mode of transportation possible to race from one exotic exploit to the next. From the sands of Egypt to the icy waters of the Pacific, Fogg and Passepartout never lose sight of their goal—even when they stop to rescue a beautiful damsel in distress. Journey to the Center of the Earth is a cornerstone of science fiction and one of the greatest stories ever told. A dirty slip of parchment paper falls from the pages of an ancient manuscript. Deciphered by the indefatigable Otto Liedenbrock, professor of geology, and his reluctant nephew, Axel, the parchment’s coded message asserts that a volcano in Iceland contains a passageway to the center of the earth. Two days later, the adventurers embark on a journey so fantastic it will alter the very meaning of history. In The Mysterious Island, a hot air balloon hijacked by captured Union army soldiers is blown far, far away from its point of departure in Richmond, Virginia. When the craft crash-lands on an island in the South Pacific, the prisoners must contend with wild animals, pirates, and an active volcano—in a fight for their very survival. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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The Secret of the Island

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 151327628X
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-the-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After escaping from their captors in a giant air balloon, five prisoners of the Civil War find themselves stranded on a deserted island. Despite their different backgrounds, they decide to band together and combine their talents to live on the island, which they named Lincoln Island. Cyrus is a railroad engineer, Gideon is a journalist, Neb is a man who escaped slavery, Pencroff is a sailor, and Harbert is Pencroff’s protégé and son. Each man uses their skills in a different way, building houses, making inventions, and finding creative ways to live off of the island. One day, Gideon, the reporter desperate for human contact, decided to send a message via a bird. After a long period of isolation with no contact from the outside world, the men accept that they will likely spend the rest of their life on the island. Now, two and a half years later, the group finally spot a ship sailing nearby—a fantasy sight. Hopeful that it is the way off their island, the group of survivors work to gain the attention of the ship, fighting off pirates and braving the rough environment to finally escape. However, as they fight to leave Lincoln Island, the survivors discover that it had been harboring a shocking secret all along. The Secret of the Island is the third and final installation of Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island adventure series. Following The Mysterious Island and Abandoned, this exciting and mysterious adventure novel concludes the popular trilogy. The Secret of the Island is full of shocking twists and even features a surprise appearance of a popular character from another famous Verne novel. With detailed prose and memorable characters, The Secret of the Island depicts the satisfying reveal of mysteries present throughout the trilogy. This edition of The Secret of the Island by Jules Verne features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a modern, easy-to-read font, crafting an accessible and enjoyable experience for modern readers.

Jules Verne For Children: 16 Incredible Tales of Mystery, Courage & Adventure (Illustrated Edition)

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027223326
  • Total of Pages : 4176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: jules-verne-for-children.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "Jules Verne For Children: 16 Incredible Tales of Mystery, Courage & Adventure (Illustrated Edition)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Around the World in Eighty Days A Journey to the Center of the Earth All Around the Moon Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Five Weeks in a Balloon The Mysterious Island Robur the Conqueror or, The Clipper of the Clouds Master of the World Hector Servadac or, Off on a Comet Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras The Purchase of the North Pole or, Topsy Turvy In Search of the Castaways or, The Children of Captain Grant The Castle of the Carpathians Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories. Some of his most successful novels appeared as a series collectively known as Extraordinary Voyages.

Facing the Flag

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775418340
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 227
  • Pdf File: facing-the-flag.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Facing the Flag is part of the series The Extraordinary Voyages. France and the rest of the world are threatened by a super weapon with the power to atomize anything in its path. This major catastrophe is only averted in the end through the power of patriotism. "What effect this news has upon me, and what emotion it awakens within my soul! The end, I feel, is at hand. May it be such as civilization and humanity are entitled to."

Lighthouse at the End of the World

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 080320955X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: lighthouse-at-the-end-of-the-world.pdf

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In 1859, three sailors arrive on an isolated island to man a new lighthouse at the wreck-prone tippy tip of South America. They soon discover a band of egregious criminals, led by dangerous evildoer Kongre, who have been tricking ships into running aground, killing the survivors and taking the loot. When two lighthouse men go to assist a ship and are killed, serious trouble ensues.

The Survivors of the Chancellor

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504062116
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: the-survivors-of-the-chancellor.pdf

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This novel from the author of Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth captures the terror and tragedy of a shipwreck. This 1875 novel portrays in devastating detail the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, in the form of a diary written by one of its passengers, J. R. Kazallon. Carrying eight travelers and twenty crew members, the Chancellor sets sail from Charleston, South Carolina. Nearly a month into its voyage, a fire breaks out in the cargo hold, initiating a tragic chain of events that will ultimately sink the ship and leave the survivors adrift on a raft in shark-infested waters. “Verne in all wrote 55 novels and many of them predicted aspects of the world and science as it exists today. Other novels included describing space travel, floating cities, lost islands and more. Many of his themes and plots have become major influences on generations of authors and screenwriters ever since. If you have not read one of his books, find one of these or one of the fifty plus novels and give him a few hours of your time. You will find the escape into the mind of one of the ‘Fathers of Science Fiction’ a worthwhile endeavor.” —Times News Online

The Green Ray

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 384964586X
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: the-green-ray.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Green Ray" is in Jules Verne's best manner: it contains some of the impossibilites raisonnets which are at once his distinguishing characteristic and the secret of his world wide popularity. Most of the marvels or impossibilities in "The Green Ray " are to be found in the picture there presented to us of Scottish names, manners and costumes. It will hardly be denied that such a Scotch family name as "Ursiclos," and such clans as the clan "McDouglas" and " the clan "Melville," are sufficiently impossible ; nor can it be counted as anything less than a marvel for a lowland gentleman's butler to wait at dinner and perform all his other duties clad in the "garb of old Gaul!" But these and innumerable errors of the same kind are all due, apparently, to a fixed idea on the part of M. Verne that all Scotchmen are Highlanders. The story is a perfect setting for the admirable descriptions of Scotch scenery which are the best feature in the book. The illustrations, too, are unusually good, and, together with the beautiful type and delicately toned paper, greatly enhance the charms of the little volume.

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Book Code : 1427043949
  • Total of Pages : 436
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the best science-fiction works by the Jules Verne is presented here. As the hot air balloon floats from Richmond to the South Pacific with the runaways, the readers experience all the excitement of the protagonists. A brilliant manner and flamboyant imagination captivate the readers' attention!

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Verne Jules
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  • Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Book Code : 1602911568
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Take a journey into the future of science and imagination, as seen through the eyes of Jules Verne. The adventures of Henry, Hans, and Professor Von Hardwigg take the reader from the surface of a planet they know to a world alien to them located deep inside the earth. Verne shows man's ability to survive even in the most adverse conditions and proves that survival is man's most basic instinct. He brings out the adventurer in all of us.

Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: shipwrecked-family.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Volume 2 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Marooned With Uncle Robinson Castaway by pirates on a deserted island Without tools or supplies to survive A mother and her children have only a kindly old sailor to help. But what explains the strange flora and fauna they find on the isle? The second volume in the Palik series, presented by the North American Jules Verne Society, offers another story never before published in English. Shipwrecked Family was rejected by Verne’s publisher, so rather than finish it, he rewrote it with new characters. That book became the classic The Mysterious Island in which Captain Nemo made his last appearance. Presented here is Verne’s original draft of that novel—one which is very different from the book that it eventually became. Expert translation is provided by Sidney Kravitz, also translator of the definitive modern edition of The Mysterious Island. Translated by Sidney Kravitz; Introduction by Brian Taves. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, najvs.org.

Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Book Code : 280629617X
  • Total of Pages : 18
  • Category : Study Aids
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  • Pdf File: michael-strogoff.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Michael Strogoff with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne, a high-stakes adventure novel that follows the eponymous hero as he attempts to complete a top-secret mission entrusted to him by the Russian Czar. Journeying from Moscow to the wilds of Eastern Siberia, he encounters familiar faces, new allies, treacherous terrain and bitter foes alike as he races against time to outdistance the invading Tartar forces and warn the Czar’s brother of the danger facing him. Michael Strogoff is the 14th novel in the Extraordinary Voyages series by Jules Verne, one of France’s best-loved authors and the inventor of science fiction. Find out everything you need to know about Michael Strogoff in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390960703
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘Journey to the center of the Earth’ is a classic novel by Jules Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905). He was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Firstly, this classic science fiction novel was published in French in 1864. Verne’s innovation was the concept of prehistoric realm. Actually he developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. He wrote a series of best-selling adventure novels. ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the Seas’, ‘Around the world in Eighty days’. It also includes– ‘Journey to center of the earth’, ‘From the earth to the moon’, ‘The mysterious island’, ‘Off on a comet’. Verne has put his best efforts for this novel’s distinction, based on well-researched victorian science. The journey begins in Hamburg, Germany, where Axel lives with his uncle. Its main theme is perseverance toward a larger goal, and the power of earth. The main character in the story revolves around Prof. Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes that reach to the center of the earth. So, he starts journey along with his nephew Axel and their guide Hans. On their way, there are many adventures and also many natural hazards. Many Hangers, including cave-ins, sub-polar tornadoes, an underground ocean, and interestingly imaginary prehistoric creatures. They get a code and start working on that. With their tireless efforts, they crack the codes and find a passage to the center of the earth via crater of Snaefells Jökull. They reach at the right crater, at the bottom of the crater they encounter with many dangers. Unfortunately they take a wrong turn where there is a scarcity of water. But their guide helps them by tapping into a stream of water. So, as such there are many interesting episodes during their journey. At one place they all get separated but due to acoustic phenomenon they reunite. Even they face a lightening storm also. As they are on raft. After spending so much of time their raft reverses its direction and rises inside a volcanic chimney that ultimately throws them into the open air. Though they all become unconscious. When they regain consciousness, they come to know that they have been ejected from a volcanic island located in Sicily. After this, they all (trio) return to Germany. Prof. Lidenbrock is welcomed as one of the great scientists of the day. To whom Axel married? And what happened to their guide, Hans? Everything will be revealed only after going through the complete novel. One of the best classic science fiction and adventure novel, full of innovations which will surely take everyone to the fantasy world.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Collins Classics)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007424531
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (With Original Illustrations)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027223377
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: twenty-thousand-leagues-under-the-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The title refers to the distance travelled while under the sea and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over six times the diameter, and nearly three times the circumference of the Earth. The greatest depth mentioned in the book is four leagues. The book uses metric leagues, which are four kilometres each. A literal translation of the French title would end in the plural "seas", thus implying the "seven seas" through which the characters of the novel travel. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Illustrated)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802686896X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: 20-000-leagues-under-the-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The title refers to the distance travelled while under the sea and not to a depth, as 20,000 leagues is over six times the diameter, and nearly three times the circumference of the Earth. The greatest depth mentioned in the book is four leagues. The book uses metric leagues, which are four kilometres each. A literal translation of the French title would end in the plural "seas", thus implying the "seven seas" through which the characters of the novel travel. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

The Castle of the Carpathians by Jules Verne (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Book Code : 2806279127
  • Total of Pages : 24
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  • Pdf File: the-castle-of-the-carpathians.pdf

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Castle of the Carpathians with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Castle of the Carpathians by Jules Verne, which is set in Transylvania, Romania and tells the story of the mysterious and frightening things that begin to occur at an abandoned castle. The villagers are terrified as nobody knows what is causing these sudden, strange happenings in this supernatural tale of revenge and jealousy. The novel is thought to have inspired Dracula by Bram Stoker, which as released just a few years after Verne's work. Despite this, it is actually the genre of science fiction in which Verne is considered to have been most influential, and he is sometimes even called the "Father of Science Fiction". He is the second most-translated author in the world. Find out everything you need to know about The Castle of the Carpathians in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438446659
  • Total of Pages : 427
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: 20-000-leagues-under-the-seas.pdf

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When an unidentified 'monster' threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard in the attack, only to find that the 'monster' is actually a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally imposing man who calls himself Captain Nemo.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

By Edgar Allan Poe
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Self-Help
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Follows the story of Arthur Gordon Pym, who stows away on the whaling ship, Grampus. Unfortunately for him he finds himself stuck in an adventure that includes mutiny, butchery, and cannibalism, premature burial, a ghost ship, gigantic polar bears, and uncharted islands peopled by barbarian hordes. That'll teach him not to try and get a free ride in the future. If he has one.

An Antarctic Mystery

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: an-antarctic-mystery.pdf

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An Antarctic Mystery follows Mr. Jeorling, a wealthy American naturalist whose research has led him to the remote Kerguelen Islands, located in the southern Indian Ocean. Jeorling begins his adventure on the Halbrane after being admitted aboard by the reluctant captain Len Guy, who believes the events in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym to be true. In that novel, Pym persuades Len Guy’s brother, William Guy, to lead a voyage to the Antarctic. But the expedition ends in failure when William Guy, his crew, and his ship, the Jane, disappear under mysterious circumstances. Captain Len Guy convinces Jeorling to aid in the search for his brother, and the two embark on an expedition south to the Antarctic in search of the previous voyage’s survivors. Despite the fact that Jules Verne’s work was published over fifty years after Pym, the events in the novel take place only one year after the disappearance of the Jane. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Book Code : 0819574562
  • Total of Pages : 728
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-island.pdf

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At a time when Verne is making a comeback in the US as a mainstream literary figure, Wesleyan is pleased to publish a new translation of one of his best-known novels, The Mysterious Island. Although several editions under the same title are in print, most reproduce a bowdlerized nineteenth-century translation which changes the names of the characters, omits several important scenes, and ideologically censors Verne's original text. The Mysterious Island was published in 1874, and it is one of Verne's longest novels. The plot depicts a group of men who have become castaways stranded on an island in the Pacific during the American Civil War. The novel describes their attempts not only to survive but also, with the aid of the scientific and technological know-how, to rebuild their world from the meager resources of the island. At the end, however, it is realized that Captain Nemo, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has secretly been helping the settlers. A marvelous adventure story, The Mysterious Island is also notable for its modern retelling of the utopian deserted-island myth, with repeated echoes of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar William Butcher, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.

Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473375878
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: around-the-world-in-eighty-days.pdf

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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist famous for his well-documented novels set in the second half of the nineteenth century, including “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1864) and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas” (1870). Besides novels, he also produced many short stories, plays, poems, literary studies, and autobiographical accounts. Verne had a significant impact on surrealism and the literary avant-garde in France and Europe, and is considered to be among its most important authors. Part of his “Voyages extraordinaires” series of best-selling adventure novels, “Around the World in Eighty Days” (1872) is the classic tale of Phileas Fogg and his newly-employed French valet Passepartout who embark on a quest to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days for a £20,000 bet. One of Verne's most famous and celebrated work, “Around the World in Eighty Days” has inspired many real-life attempts to follow Fogg's trip as well as numerous plays, films, games, and more. Highly recommended for fans of classic adventure fiction. Read & Co. Classics is proud to be republishing this novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486115070
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: around-the-world-in-eighty-days.pdf

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An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense.

A Floating City

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726505622
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 845
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Inspired by his trip aboard "The Great Eastern" ship, Jules Verne writes the adventure novel "A Floating City". The story depicts a wonderful picture of the long sea voyage, the ship which seems so big that it is described as a city, the vivid places and sights that unfold before the passengers and the lasting impressions of New York and Niagara Falls. It is also a story of romance and bravery as a desperate woman who is travelling with her abusive husband finds out that the man she really loves is also on board. Verne gives as well a faithful picture of the usual incidents which occur on such long voyages. What is left for us to do is to immerse is this travel across the Atlantic and find out if everyone is going to make it safely home. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who mostly wrote adventure fiction inspired by the scientific advances of the 19th century. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called "Extraordinary Travels", which includes "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all times, and still inspires people the world over.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465610472
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale. The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed. If it was a whale, it surpassed in size all those hitherto classified in science. Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times—rejecting the timid estimate of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length—we might fairly conclude that this mysterious being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all. And that it DID exist was an undeniable fact; and, with that tendency which disposes the human mind in favour of the marvellous, we can understand the excitement produced in the entire world by this supernatural apparition. As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question. On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia. Captain Baker thought at first that he was in the presence of an unknown sandbank; he even prepared to determine its exact position when two columns of water, projected by the mysterious object, shot with a hissing noise a hundred and fifty feet up into the air. Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour. Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam Navigation Company. But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 048611161X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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A geology professor mounts an expedition into a subterranean world — a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Jules Verne's 19th-century action classic proves the journey is as significant as the destination.

In the Year 2889

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504062140
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 811
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A classic Victorian science fiction novelfrom the author of Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. From one of the fathers of science fiction and the great-grandfather of steampunk—and purportedly coauthored by his son, Michel—this 1889 story covers a day in the life of a newspaper magnate a millennium into the future. The novel is replete with technological predictions both prescient and improbable, such as video telephones, pneumatic transportation tubes, air cars, built-in furniture, a managed climate, and scientifically prepared food. “An exercise in letting imagination run free on describing the world of a thousand years into the future.” —genxposé

Michael Strogoff

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 177541907X
  • Total of Pages : 481
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 789
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Though Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar hews more closely to the genre of historical fiction than the science fiction for which Jules Verne is best known, the novel contains the same action-packed adventure and intrigue that made Verne famous, and critics now regard it as one of the author's most fully realized literary efforts. A must-read for Verne fans and lovers of fast-paced historical adventures.

From the Earth to the Moon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486840689
  • Total of Pages : 243
  • Category : Fiction
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Written nearly a century before NASA, Verne's prophetic fantasy recounts a lunar expedition by three Civil War veterans and its humorous consequences. Includes 17 illustrations from the original edition.

Off on a Comet

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 357
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Off on a Comet is an 1877 science fiction novel by Jules Verne.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

By Verne
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  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Book Code : 8179920038
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 259
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A mysterious phenomenon was noticed in the year 1866. Vessels at sea had seen a long large object more powerful in its movement than a whale. A French scientist was commissioned to investigate. A frigate was specially fitted out for this expedition. After three months of cruising the high seas, the frigate encountered the monster and shot out its harpoon to strike the creature. Suddenly, a giant waterspout issued forth from the monster and threw the scientist and his colleagues on the monster s back. To their consternation, they were pulled deep inside the sea. What happened to them down there? Join the intrepid scientist in his strange adventure.

Dick Sand

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775450503
  • Total of Pages : 602
  • Category : Fiction
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Although French science fiction innovator Jules Verne is best known for fantastical tales such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, he also wrote a number of fast-paced action-adventure stories. Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen falls into this category, following the protagonist of the title through an around the world whaling trip that goes horribly wrong.

Mark Twain

By Mark Twain
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1607108771
  • Total of Pages : 718
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 314
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No library's complete without the classics! This edition collects some of the most popular works of legendary humorist and novelist Mark Twain. Mark Twain wrote his greatest works more than one hundred years ago, but he's never far from the minds of Americans. Whether it's the new, complete, and uncensored version of his autobiography hitting bestseller lists or the removal of certain controversial language from one of his novels, his name and his legacy remain a topic of conversation--and undoubtedly will for years to come. There's no better time to appreciate his stories, or read them for the very first time. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson are collected in this timeless and elegant book. Part of the Canterbury Classics series, Mark Twain features an introduction by a renowned Twain scholar that will enlighten new and familiar readers alike. This edition of Mark Twain is a treasure to enjoy forever--just like the writing of Twain himself!