Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
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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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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Works of Jules Verne in English” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Novellas & Stories: A Voyage In A Balloon (Or A Drama In The Air) - 1851 Master Zacharius Or The Clockmaker Who Lost His Soul - 1854 A Winter Amid The Ice - 1855 The Blockade Runners - 1871 Doctor Ox’s Experiment (Or A Fantasy Of Dr Ox) - 1872 In The Year 2889 – 1889 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.
 Discover the secret world beneath ours in this abridged version of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

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When Alex hears his uncle proclaim that they are about to embark on a quest to find a crater, he is surprised. For one thing, it means leaving his betrothed to go on a mad quest. For another, it means going to Iceland to find a certain crater that leads down into a mysterious world. But Professor Lidenbrock is a hard man to ignore. Fuelled by the spirit of adventure, Alex leaves with Lidenbrock to find this mysterious crater which will take them to a world below the surface. They hire a guide called Hans who takes them to the volcano. Down one of its three craters, these three travellers find a majestic world hidden for centuries, even millennia. Here, prehistoric creatures roam free, and a huge species of man walks upright. Here, there is a large ocean where Palaeolithic creatures rule undeterred by the passage of time. If these three travellers can return home, this discovery will make them rich and famous beyond their wildest dreams. But then again, to do so they will have to find a way out of this world. And so far, there doesn’t seem to be one.

About Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a French novelist best associated with his books Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, In Search of the Castaways, The Mysterious Island and Around The World In Eighty Days.

The above title has been adapted into several films, including a recent 3-D film by Eric Brevig, starring Brendan Fraser, Anita Briem and Josh Hutcherson. This film is a loose adaptation and is intended to be a sequel rather than a true adaptation of Verne’s text.

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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
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