The Best of Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and The Mysterious Island

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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.
 
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Open Road Media
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Jun 14, 2016
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Pages
1679
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ISBN
9781504038287
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English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Here you will find the largest collection of Verne’s "Extraordinary Voyages" available in English (47 novels).
This book includes a rare novel that appear for the first time in digital print: "The Chase of the Golden Meteor".
The novels are in the chronological order of their original publication.

- Five Weeks in a Balloon
- The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- From the Earth to the Moon
- In Search of the Castaways
- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
- Around The Moon
- A Floating City
- The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
- The Fur Country
- Around the World in Eighty Days
- The Mysterious Island
- The Survivors of the Chancellor
- Michael Strogoff
- Hector Servadac
- The Underground City
- Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen
- The Five Hundred Millions of the Begum
- Tribulations of a Chinaman in China
- The Steam House
- Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
- Godfrey Morgan
- The Green Ray
- Kéraban the Inflexible
- The Star of the South
- The Archipelago on Fire
- Mathias Sandorf
- The Lottery Ticket
- Robur the Conqueror
- North Against South
- The Flight to France
- Two Years' Vacation
- Family Without a Name
- The Purchase of the North Pole
- Caesar Cascabel
- Mistress Branican
- The Castle of the Carpathians
- Claudius Bombarnac
- Foundling Mick
- Captain Antifer
- Floating Island
- Facing the Flag
- Clovis Dardentor
- An Antarctic Mystery
- The Will of an Eccentric
- The Master of the World
- The Chase of the Golden Meteor
Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves... Each wave different, and each wave stronger.

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun.

Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

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