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Works Of Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
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This book contains the first volume of "The Works of Jules Verne". Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright most famous for his epic adventure novels, and his significant influence on science fiction. This fabulous collection would make for an ideal addition to any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Verne’s seminal work. The sections of this book include: “Jules Verne”, “Introduction”, “A Drama in the Air”, “The Watch’s Soul”, “A winter in the Ice”, “The Peal of the Lima”, “The Mutineers”, and “Five Weeks in a Balloon”. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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The Mysterious Island (with Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth)

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-island.pdf

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The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Férat. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though its themes are vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. Verne developed a similar theme in his later novel, Godfrey Morgan (French: L'École des Robinsons, 1882). Plot summary The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. The escapees are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in Kingston's version); his ex-slave and loyal follower Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar); Bonadventure Pencroff, a sailor (who is addressed only by his surname. In Kingston's translation, he is named Pencroft); his protégé and adopted son Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog "Top". After flying in a great storm for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown island, described as being located at 34°57′S 150°30′W, about 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) east of New Zealand. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of their president, Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, producing fire, pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, a simple electric telegraph, a home on a stony cliffside called "Granite House", and even a seaworthy ship, which they name the "Bonadventure" (in honor of Pencroff, the driving force behind its construction). They also manage to figure out their geographical location. Map of "Lincoln Island" During their stay on the island, the group endures bad weather, and domesticates an orangutan, Jupiter, abbreviated to Jup (or Joop, in Jordan Stump's translation). There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina, responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong, the appearance of a box of equipment (guns and ammunition, tools, etc.), and other seemingly inexplicable occurrences. The group finds a message in a bottle directing them to rescue a castaway on nearby Tabor Island, who is none other than Tom Ayrton (from In Search of the Castaways). On the return voyage to Lincoln Island, they lose their way in a tempest but are guided back to their course by a mysterious fire beacon. Ayrton's former companions arrive by chance on Lincoln Island, and try to make it into their lair. After some fighting with the protagonists, the pirate ship is mysteriously destroyed by an explosion. Six of the pirates survive and kidnap Ayrton. When the colonists go to look for him, the pirates shoot Harbert, seriously injuring him. Harbert survives, but suffers from his injury, narrowly cheating death. The colonists at first assume Ayrton to have been killed, but later they find evidence that he was not instantly killed, making it possible for him to be alive. When the colonists rashly attempt to return to Granite House before Harbert fully recovers, Harbert contracts malaria and is saved by a box of quinine sulphate, which mysteriously appears on the table in Granite House. After Harbert recovers, they attempt to rescue Ayrton and destroy the pirates. They discover Ayrton at the sheepfold, and the pirates dead, without any visible wounds. The secret of the island is revealed when it is discovered to be Captain Nemo's hideout, and home port of the Nautilus. Having escaped the Maelstrom at the end of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the Nautilus sailed the oceans of the world until all its crew except Nemo had died. Now an old man with a beard, Nemo returned the Nautilus to its secret port within Lincoln Island. Nemo had been the mysterious benefactor of the settlers, providing them with the box of equipment, sending the message revealing Ayrton, planting the mine that destroyed the pirate ship, and killing the pirates with an "electric gun". On his death bed Captain Nemo reveals his true identity as the lost Indian Prince Dakkar, son of a Raja of the then independent territory of Bundelkund and a nephew of the Indian hero Tippu-Sahib. After taking part in the failed Indian Rebellion of 1857, Prince Dakkar escaped to a deserted island with twenty of his compatriots and commenced the building of the Nautilus and adopted the new name of "Captain Nemo". Nemo also tells his life story to Cyrus Smith and his friends. Before he dies, he gives them a box of diamonds and pearls as a keepsake. Afterwards, he dies, crying "God and my country!" ("Independence!", in Verne's original manuscript). The Nautilus is scuttled and serves as Captain Nemo's tomb. Afterward, the island's central volcano erupts, destroying the island. Jup the orangutan falls into a crack in the ground and dies. The colonists, forewarned of the eruption by Nemo, find themselves safe but stranded on the last remaining piece of the island above sea level. They are rescued by the ship Duncan, which had come to rescue Ayrton but were redirected by a message Nemo had previously left on Tabor Island. After they return to United States, they form a new colony in Iowa with Nemo's gift, and live happily ever after. reference : Wikipedia

The Waif of the "Cynthia"

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 160977096X
  • Total of Pages : 181
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1886 novel by Andre Laurie and Jules Gabriel Verne. Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre and, among others, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction."

The Waif of the "Cynthia"

By Jules Verne,Andre Laurie
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776582357
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 331
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Book Short Summary:

Believed to be a collaboration between science fiction luminary Jules Verne and French writer Andre Laurie (the pen name of politician Paschal Grousset), The Waif of the Cynthia skillfully combines action-adventure with a beguiling mystery. A respected and affluent Norwegian doctor takes an interest in the case of the brilliant orphan Erik and vows not only to support him and guide his education, but also to help Erik discover his true origins.

The Master of the World By Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Fiction
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If I speak of myself in this story, it is because I have been deeply involved in its startling events, events doubtless among the most extraordinary which this twentieth century will witness. Sometimes I even ask myself if all this has really happened, if its pictures dwell in truth in my memory, and not merely in my imagination. In my position as head inspector in the federal police department at Washington, urged on moreover by the desire, which has always been very strong in me, to investigate and understand everything which is mysterious, I naturally became much interested in these remarkable occurrences. And as I have been employed by the government in various important affairs and secret missions since I was a mere lad, it also happened very naturally that the head of my department placed In my charge this astonishing investigation, wherein I found myself wrestling with so many impenetrable mysteries.

The Master of the World

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775450228
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Jules Verne, author of such works as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, is recognized as one of the masters of the golden age of science fiction. In The Master of the World, a series of catastrophes strike the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States, and an intrepid investigator postulates that they might all be connected to a mysterious mad scientist who is sequestered in a compound in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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.

Michael Strogoff

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 177541907X
  • Total of Pages : 481
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: michael-strogoff.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

The Pearl of Lima

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776582373
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-pearl-of-lima.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Though best remembered as an early innovator in science fiction who produced such masterworks as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne was a prolific storyteller who explored many genres over the course of his literary career. This classic romance, set in Spanish-controlled Peru, highlights Verne's talent as a first-rate plot craftsman.

The Fortieth French Ascent Of Mont Bl

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609770773
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 980
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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.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth.pdf

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A classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, this work is one of the most well-known subterranean fictions to this day. It inspired many similar works and adaptations. First published in 1864 in French as Voyage au centre de la Terre, it was quickly translated to English by several different publishers in the 1870s. The current edition was based on the translation by Frederick Amadeus Malleson that was published by Ward Lock & Co Ltd. in 1877. Our protagonist is Axel, whose overcautious and unadventurous spirit contrasts with that of his uncle Professor Otto Lidenbrock, an eccentric professor of geology. When Professor Lidenbrock obtains a mysterious runic-coded note in the manuscript of an Icelandic saga, he is determined to decipher it. Axel inadvertently solves the code and, much to his chagrin, discovers that it is a set of directions left by a sixteenth-century Icelandic alchemist to reach the center of the earth via the volcano Snæfelljökull. Reluctantly, Axel joins his uncle on a trip to Iceland, and with the aid of a local guide, Hans, begins an adventure towards the center of the earth, where they will encounter giant mushrooms and insects, an island with an enormous geyser, and battle pre-historic reptiles. One of Verne’s most well-known works, this novel is a testament to Verne’s love of geology, science, and cryptography. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0735253994
  • Total of Pages : 302
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  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1864, this classic science fiction novel is simultaneously a perilous adventure into the earth’s core and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and psychology of explorers. The intrepid Professor Lidenbrock and his nervous nephew Axel decode a scrap of paper written in runic script and embark on the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century. Enlisting the silent Hans as their guide, they travel across Iceland to find the secret passage to the centre of the earth via an extinct volcano, finding in it an astonishing subterranean menagerie of natural hazards, prehistoric beasts and sea monsters, and curious sights. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3736804334
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Journey to the Interior of the Earth is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. The story begins in the Lidenbrock house in Hamburg, Germany, with Professor Lidenbrock rushing home to peruse his latest purchase, an original runic manuscript of an Icelandic saga written by Snorri Sturluson ("Heimskringla"; the chronicle of the Norwegian kings who ruled over Iceland). While looking through the book, Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel find a coded note written in runic script. (This is a first indication of Verne's love for cryptology. Coded, cryptic or incomplete messages as a plot device will continue to appear in many of his works and in each case Verne goes a long way to explain not only the code used but also the mechanisms used to retrieve the original text.) Lidenbrock and Axel transliterate the runic characters into Latin letters, revealing a message written in a seemingly bizarre code. Lidenbrock attempts a decipherment, deducing the message to be a kind of transposition cipher; but his results are as meaningless as the original. Professor Lidenbrock decides to lock everyone in the house and force himself and the others (Axel, and the maid, Martha) to go without food until he cracks the code. Axel discovers the answer when fanning himself with the deciphered text: Lidenbrock's decipherment was correct, and only needs to be read backwards to reveal sentences written in rough Latin. Axel decides to keep the secret hidden from Professor Lidenbrock, afraid of what the Professor might do with the knowledge, but after two days without food he cannot stand the hunger and reveals the secret to his uncle. Lidenbrock translates the note, which is revealed to be a medieval note written by the (fictional) Icelandic alchemist Arne Saknussemm, who claims to have discovered a passage to the center of the Earth via Snæfell in Iceland.

In the Year 2889

By Jules Verne,Michel Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775450554
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: in-the-year-2889.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author of a number of genre-defining works of science fiction such as Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne played a singularly important role in creating and refining the field of fantasy literature. The short story "In the Year 2889" finds Verne making a number of insightful and wildly imaginative guesses about what daily life would be like in the future, several of which have already come to pass.

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
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Book Short Summary:

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.

The Best of Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504038282
  • Total of Pages : 1679
  • 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.

Ticket

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775419819
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: ticket.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author of a stunning array of well-loved fantasy and adventure novels, including A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days and The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne is recognized as one of the most important figures in the development of the science fiction genre. Also published as The Lottery Ticket, this tale is an engaging adventure story that will enthrall readers young and old.

Worlds Known and Unknown

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

Jules Verne’s series of science fiction and adventure tales, the “Extraordinary Journeys,” were subtitled “Worlds Known and Unknown,” so that is an appropriate title for this volume of the Palik Series, edited by the North American Jules Verne Society and devoted to the author’s stories not previously translated for the English-speaking world. Worlds Known and Unknown is an anthology featuring a variety of astonishing shorter works, with background and illustrations chosen from the original engravings that accompanied the first French publication and other historical sources. Beginning with his own adventures, Verne recounts several harrowing balloon ascensions, followed by a ghostly tale, and two satires of evolution—a man leading an army of apes, and a P.T. Barnum-type huckster unearthing a prehistoric human giant in New York! Here also is Verne’s stage recreation of a romance between Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci, and a series of fantastic stories by Jules Verne’s son and collaborator, Michel Verne.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616412526
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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One day, a mysterious note fell from one of my uncle's ancient manuscripts. This note contained the clue that would guide a man to the center of the planet. My uncle was determined to follow the clue and discover what no man had found before. Our discoveries are brought to live in this striking graphic novel adaptation. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 5-8.

A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775412415
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
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A Journey to the Center of the Earth, also translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, follows a man, his nephew and their guide down an Icelandic volcano into the center of the earth. There they encounter an ancient landscape filled with prehistoric animals and natural dangers. There is some discussion as to whether Verne really believed that such things might be found in the center, or whether he shared the alternate view, expressed by another character in the novel, that it was not so.

A Voyage in a Balloon

By Jules Verne,Sheba Blake
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  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Book Code : 3966100460
  • Total of Pages : 18
  • Category : Fiction
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A Voyage in a Balloon is an adventure short story by Jules Verne. It was included in Doctor Ox, the only collection of Jules Verne's short stories published during Verne's lifetime. Just as the narrator starts the ascent of his balloon, a stranger jumps into its car. The unexpected passenger's only intent is to take the balloon as high as it will go, even at the cost of his and pilot's life. The intruder takes advantage of the long journey to recount the history of incidents related to the epic of lighter-than-air travel.This short story foreshadows Verne's first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon.

A Voyage in a Balloon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609770722
  • Total of Pages : 23
  • Category : Fiction
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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his books have been made into films. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." Amongst his other works are From the Earth to the Moon (1867), Five Weeks in a Balloon (1869), The Fur Country; or, Seventy Degrees North Latitude (1873), The Blockade Runners (1874), The Field of Ice (1875), The Mysterious Island (1875), Facing the Flag (1879), and An Antarctic Mystery (1899).

Mr. Chimp & Other Plays

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Drama
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Volume 3 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Long before Verne stories had formed the basis for such movies as Around the World in 80 Days, many of his plays were theatrical blockbusters on the 19th century stage. This volume by Frank Morlock, leading translator of Verne plays, explores some of Verne’s youthful stage writing. Four plays range from romantic comedies to a scientist’s discovery that there may not be such a difference between human and ape after all! By Jules Verne with Michel Carré, Charles Wallut, and Victorien Sardou; Translated by Frank Morlock; Introduction by Jean-Michel Margot. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, najvs.org. Reviewed by Donald M. Hassler “The Rescue of Jules Verne the Writer,” Extrapolation 53.3 (Fall 2012): 379-382. Here are four new volumes published under the auspices of and with the support of The North American Jules Verne Society. They are the most recent product of a remarkable two decades of scholarly activity in English with Verne texts that has ranged from a rather abortive start by the University of Nebraska Press with a 1998 edition through some excellent editions afterwards by Nebraska, by Oxford University and Wesleyan University Presses, and by Prometheus Books. Brian Taves describes this overall scholarly activity well in his opening essay to the first installment. The publisher for all four volumes is BearManor Media located in Albany, Georgia; the copyright is held by The North American Jules Verne Society. The series, which has more volumes projected, is named in honor of a late benefactor of the NAJVS, Edward D. Palik. The editorial team includes distinguished translators and scholars of Verne. The whole project to date has not only produced these beautiful and thorough books but also opened up again the scholarly treasure chest of puzzles about how to translate Verne and what to make of the important writings of his that are not yet in English. I think that every library and every serious student of Verne, sf, and French literature needs to get these four volumes and to sign up for what is yet to come. The work here, and the scholarly activity behind it, tells us how misunderstood this very popular writer has been. Taves presents a major literary mapping of what is important to us as we try to sort out the relation of genre sf to mainstream literature. In another part of the scholarly apparatus to the first volume, translator Edward Baxter writes, "According to an article published in the Swiss newsweekly Hebdo in May, 1989, the three most widely translated literary works in the world are, in order, the Bible, the writings of V.l. Lenin, and the novels of Jules Verne" (83). Clearly, Verne was very popular for his massive mix of "boy story" and early sf so that to meet the demand the number of translations referred to by Baxter proliferated and, what is more, defined the writer. This current project by the NAJVS, as well as the work coming from the university presses mentioned above, has the clear intention of redefining the writer that Verne was. Every text published here is new in English translation. But even the French study of Verne and the French awareness of his literary accomplishment will be somewhat shaped again by these efforts since even some of the French manuscripts are new discoveries that had been locked away in trunks and not used during Verne's career as a writer. Taves, who is the prime editor for each of these new volumes, titles his opening essay "The Mission of the Palik Series" and writes, "[W]e have assembled scholars and translators, 'the Jules Verne rescue team,' as we have been dubbed by our dean, Walter James Miller" (1). One set of literary effects that has been rescued in the first volume is Verne the fledgling writer before he discovered the 1856 Baudelaire translation of Edgar Allan Poe stories titled by Baudelaire Histoires extraordinaires. Poe became the model for the Verne Voyages extraordinaires that set his popular career on the road to its popular status with Lenin and the Bible. But the early short stories are not in this mode at all. The principal fiction revived in the first volume is a story titled in translation "The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls," which was written at some point in the 1850s. It was not published until 199 1 in Switzerland. Baxter's translation is its first appearance in English. I think Taves and his fellow scholars do a fine job trying to unravel the bibliographic mystery of the manuscript and its publication history (one scholar has said that all of Verne is a "bibliographic nightmare"). More importantly, this new NAJVS volume begins the discussion of effects in the story. It is a comic and "filial" story not only about a funny marriage but also about generational allegiance and the past. It is grounded on Latin grammar and etymology and offers a wonderful, even uncanny, premonition of how sons and fathers interact. I say premonition because the most interesting line of Verne scholarship in our time has to do with the ways in which his son, Michel, changed (and added to) his work after his death so that the Vernian library of texts extends far into the twentieth century with discoveries we have made in the twenty-first century. This early story, in any case, is deep with resonance and highly literary in its effects - and very comic. The latter point, to me especially, suggests origins for a comic response to sensawonder adventure and science that continues in Verne's well-known work. In addition to Poe as well as Latin grammar, the young Verne paid close attention to what could be read and mined by writers from the tradition. Like many students of the eighteenth century, he valued Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (17 19) immensely; but Verne actually thought (again in a sort of filial way) that the later derivative by Johann Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson (18 12), was the more important model because it included family context. The second volume in the Taves set includes the rejected manuscript of Marooned with Uncle Robinson in addition to some prefaces hitherto unpublished in English to his Robinsonades. Here again the fate of the last of Verne's Robinsonades, The Eternal Adam, is unclear since we do not know, from the evidence thus far, how much was changed by Michel after Verne's death. That mysterious story is told in this second volume with the conclusion that, regardless of authorship, "critics are agreed that [The Eternal Adam] is a masterpiece" (17). The translator of Marooned with Uncle Robinson is Sidney Kravitz, who also recently did the translation and the fine, critical edition of the fiction that Verne reworked from "Marooned" titled The Mysterious Island. The wonderful Ray Harryhausen movie adaptation of the latter text is well-noted in the Taves volume, and just as in all four volumes, the reproduced illustrations both from printed texts and from the film are an added bonus. Another literary mode that tends to be ignored in Verne studies when his "boy story" adventures predominate is the drama. For Georges Sand, Robert Browning, and others in nineteenth-century literature, the theater was an arena in which they wanted to excel even if their reputations were built in other writing modes. In fact, one of the early scholarly revivals of a Verne text that anticipates this Palik Series is the scholarly edition published by Prometheus Books in 2003 of Edward Baxter's translation of Journey Through the Impossible. The text for this drama was only discovered in 1978 in the archives of the Censorship Office of the Third French Republic. Now the Palik Series brings to English readers four additional new plays by Verne that range from comedies to considerations of evolutionary dynamics; again included are magnificent reproductions of nineteenth-century illustrations. The final volume of the four initial Palik Series books is an historical romance, closely researched by Verne and in the tradition of Walter Scott and Dumas père. Taves's introduction to the volume, "Verne's Forgotten Swashbuckler," is a probing essay on another mode of writing that we had not often associated with Verne. Baxter is the translator again. Several other scholars are involved in the apparatus. It is a rich pleasure to read all four of these new volumes, and I am certain they will contribute to much more scholarly and critical work on the remarkable Jules Verne.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616415037
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Jules Verne's classic science fiction tale sends Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans through a crater in Iceland and into the earth. As the group explores what is below the outer crust, they encounter many strange and wonderful sights. Their travels from Iceland to Italy uncover a lost world, amazing creatures, and dangerous adventures below us. Join the trek in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

The Underground City

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849645797
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
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The same wonderful power of describing the marvellous so as to make it seem reality, that ever distinguishes the works of Jules Verne from the writings of all other authors of fiction is displayed to its full extent in The Underground City. An adventure classic and a must-read.

Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1605203521
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
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First serialized in a French newspaper in 1872, this is perhaps the most beloved and the most enduring of Jules Vernes novels of imaginative escapades. When Englishman Phileas Fogg takes on a bet of 20,000 from his gentlemens club that he cannot circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or lessan unheard-of feat in the Victorian worldhe sets off, with his manservant Passepartout at his side, on an series of exotic exploits and comic misadventures (Fogg is mistaken for a thief on the run by a pursuing Scotland Yard detective). An inspiration to generations of writers and readers, Vernes fiction remains compelling and thoroughly enjoyable today. French author JULES GABRIEL VERNE (18281905) is considered the father of modern science fiction. Among his many groundbreaking books are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

A Voyage in a Balloon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775412423
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Fiction
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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 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."

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513266772
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
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Five Weeks in a Balloon is not only the first installment in Jules Verne’s celebrated Voyages Extraordinaires series, but also the first of Verne’s works to earn him widespread popularity as a writer of science fiction and adventure novels. Following his invention of an ingenious new air balloon capable of long-distance flight, Dr. Samuel Fergusson embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his trusted servant, Joe, and loyal friend, Dick Kennedy. As they make their way through air across the unexplored regions of Africa, they attempt to do what has never been done before: discover the source of the Nile. On the way, they must overcome extreme thirst, withstand assaults from hostile tribes, and stage a series of daring rescues and brilliant escapes. Jules Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon is a classic novel of hope and determination that asks today’s reader to take to the air, if only for a short time, in search of what must always defy belief. Published in France in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon was translated for English-speaking audiences in 1869. This marked the beginning of an illustrious and lucrative career for Verne, whose works have inspired scientists, writers, and filmmakers for over a century. The novel is a curious mix of fantasy and reality, referencing the journeys of real-life adventurers while imagining an innovative and as-yet-unperfected form of exploration, the long-distance hot air balloon. While Five Weeks in a Balloon endures as an exciting and adventurous text, it also provides a unique perspective on the intersection of nineteenth-century science, literature, and the exploration and colonization of Africa. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this new edition of Jules Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon is a classic novel reimagined for modern readers.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1596055286
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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"The chiefs are armed with muskets," said he, "and our balloon is too easy a mark for them.""Would a hole make us fall?" asked Joe."Not immediately; but the hole would soon become a vast rent, through which all our gas would escape.""Then let us keep at a respectful distance. What can they think of us? I'm sure they want to worship us!""We will let ourselves be worshipped," answered the doctor, "but from afar..."13.5013.5013.50First published in France in 1863, this is the first of Jules Verne's novels of imaginative adventures. Much more down to earth-figuratively, if not literally-than his later works, his heroes here encounter no lost civilizations, no anachronistic dinosaurs, and no extraordinary perils beyond that which actual explorers of the era might have met on a balloon voyage across the Dark Continent. An inspiration to generations of writers and readers, Verne's fiction remains compelling and thoroughly enjoyable today.French author JULES GABRIEL VERNE (1828-1905) is considered the father of modern science fiction. Among his many groundbreaking books are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).

The Underground City

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 177658239X
  • Total of Pages : 157
  • Category : Fiction
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Now widely lauded for his role as a key innovator in the genre of science fiction, French author Jules Verne broke new ground with the publication of titles such as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, The Underground City takes place among a Scottish community of miners. When a promising new seam of coal is identified, the miners attempt to track it to its source -- and make a startling discovery that shakes them to their very core.

Ticket No. 9672 - Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Lumbreras Classics Books
  • Book Code : 3985942269
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lottery Ticket (French: Un Billet de loterie, 1886) is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne. It was also published in the United States under the title Ticket No. "9672".Here is one of those "forgotten" works. Ticket No. "9672" is a fascinating tale of two women who live in a Norway Inn. Dame Hansen is a foolish creature whose mistakes must be dealt with by her daughter Hulda. Coming to their aid is their brother Joel and the remarkable Sylvius Hogg, who helps them all after the young Hansens rescue him from the edge of the Rjukanfos Waterfall.

The Exploration Of The World

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849646483
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : History
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Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus down to that of Livingstone and Stanley," of those voyages of exploration and discovery which are among the most exciting episodes in the history of human enterprise. The wonderful journey of Marco Polo; the voyages of Columbus and Vasco da Gama; the conquests of Cortez and Pizarro; the old Arctic discoveries; the explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in North America—these exploits form a worthy subject for the most ambitious work of such a writer; and when he brings to the treatment of such material all the dash and vivid picluresqueness of his own creations, it may be imagined that he makes a book worth reading.