Author: Jules Verne
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A Voyage In A Balloon
A Voyage in a Balloon was published in 1863, in the unique style of Jules Verne, in which he used his pen masterfully in a genre that would later become known as science fiction.
Dr. Fergusson along with his companions Dick Kennedy and the servant Joe, undertake an aerial journey in a balloon built according to his own design and baptized as: The Victoria; all over Middle East Africa. Where adventures and moments of danger will not cease to stalk them between storms, volcanic explosions and clashes with African tribes.
A Voyage in a balloon reflects in every line Jules Verne’s desire for adventure and admiration for the exploration and voyages undertaken by the English, French and German explorers of the time, without leaving aside the dream of conquering the skies, which so fascinated the author.
From The Earth To The Moon
It is 1865. On December 1, at thirteen minutes to eleven, not a second before or after, this immense projectile must be launched…..
Inside it will travel three original and picturesque characters, the first three men to go to the Moon. It is a fabulous project that has aroused the interest of the whole world. But it is not an easy task to have everything ready for that date… However, if it is not achieved, they will have to wait eighteen years and eleven days for the Moon to be in the same conditions of proximity to the Earth.
Jules Verne makes the reader participate, in a vivid way, of all the preparations for this truly exciting adventure.
Five Weeks in a Balloon
First work of the cycle that Jules Verne himself entitled «The Extraordinary Voyages».
Five Weeks in a Balloon already brings together most of the elements that have made its author an undisputed classic. However, above and beyond the plot that captivates the reader from the first pages, the poetic and symbolic vigor that at times connects them with the main literary currents of the century, in this novel there is an indelible aroma of adventure, of discovery of the exotic and the unknown, of unexplored spaces where surprise is still possible.
One of his most celebrated titles and a classic of the adventure novel.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Voyage au centre de la Terre) is a novel by Jules Verne, published on November 25, 1864, about the expedition of a professor of mineralogy, his nephew and a guide to the interior of the Earth.
Professor Lidenbrock, who combines his status as a true savant with boundless stubbornness, deciphers an old parchment, patiently making sense of the incomprehensible signs it contains.
Extraordinary dangers of reading!
The deciphering of this text will inevitably drag Lidenbrok himself, his young nephew Axel and the brave hunter Hans Bjelke to the very center of the Earth, populated by antediluvian animals, terrible storms and other unimportant risks.
The Blockade Runners
The Blockade Runners narrates the adventure of James Playfair, a young merchant ship captain, who tries to break, with his fast ship The Delphin, the blockade that weighs on the city of Charleston because of the American Civil War.
His objective is none other than to exchange, in the Confederate city, provisions and munitions for the precious cotton needed by the textile industries of Glasgow. What he did not count on, without a doubt, was that in addition to cotton he would also find love on this trip.