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Fans of classic adventure fiction will delight in Jules Verne's An Antarctic Mystery. The novel follows the journey of fictional explorer Pym, who also appeared in Edgar Allen Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, through the eyes of an American explorer who is surveying the Kerguelen Islands.
Claudius Bombarnac is reporter who is assigned to travel on the Grand Transasiatic Railway and write about his travels. The train runs through Uzun Ada, Turkestan and Peking, China. Claudius befriends the eclectic band of travelers aboard the train, hoping to find a hero to make his story interesting. When a heavily-guarded carriage is added to the train, Claudius thinks his prayers might just have been answered.
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,...
Although science fiction is often regarded as a twentieth-century phenomenon, early masters such as Jules Verne were mining the outer reaches of space for their stories for nearly a century before the 1950s SF boom took hold. In Off on a Comet, Verne follows the imaginary exploits of a ragtag group of Earthlings who are forced to take a two-year journey through space on a gigantic comet.
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,...
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...
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.
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