Jules Verne FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (Jules Verne Collected Novels -- Complete Essential Collection) Science Fiction Collection

Jules Verne FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (Jules Verne Collected Novels -- Complete Essential Collection) Science Fiction Collection

by Jules Gabriel Verne, Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne, To the Center of the Earth Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
     
 
From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la Terre � la Lune, 1865) is a humorous science fantasy novel by Jules Verne and is one of the earliest entries in that genre. It tells the story of the president of a post-American Civil War gun club in Baltimore, his rival, a Philadelphia maker of armor, and a Frenchman, who built an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and

Overview

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la Terre � la Lune, 1865) is a humorous science fantasy novel by Jules Verne and is one of the earliest entries in that genre. It tells the story of the president of a post-American Civil War gun club in Baltimore, his rival, a Philadelphia maker of armor, and a Frenchman, who built an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launched themselves in a projectile/spaceship from it to a Moon landing.The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.- Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014592390
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
07/09/2012
Series:
Jules Verne Collection , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
322 KB

Meet the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne
( February 8, 1828 � March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre.He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travels before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie).Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
-Wikipedia.com

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