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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis)

Five Weeks in a Balloon (Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis)

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by Jules Verne, Golgotha Press
     
 

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Five Weeks in a Balloon was Jules Verne’s first published novel – he had adapted it from a work of non-fiction at the suggestion of his editor, Jules Hetzel.  The novel was published in 1863, before successful balloon-air flight was accomplished.

The story is pure adventure and typically Verne.  It is not without its drawbacks

Overview

Five Weeks in a Balloon was Jules Verne’s first published novel – he had adapted it from a work of non-fiction at the suggestion of his editor, Jules Hetzel.  The novel was published in 1863, before successful balloon-air flight was accomplished.

The story is pure adventure and typically Verne.  It is not without its drawbacks – it is unpolished compared to some of Verne’s later works and the racism is difficult for today’s readers to accept.  As a first adventure story, it was a testament as to what was to come from Verne – proving his publisher Hetzel had backed a winner.

This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012477750
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
05/21/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
238 KB

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