Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.
A Voyage in a Balloonby Jules Verne, Anne T. Wilbur
Just as the narrator starts the ascent of his balloon, a stranger jumps into its car. The unexpected passenger's only intent is to take the balloon as high as it will go, even at the cost of his and pilot's life. The intruder takes advantage of the long journey to recount the
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A Voyage in a Balloon is an Anne T. Wilbur translation of the story A Drama in the Air.
Just as the narrator starts the ascent of his balloon, a stranger jumps into its car. The unexpected passenger's only intent is to take the balloon as high as it will go, even at the cost of his and pilot's life. The intruder takes advantage of the long journey to recount the history of incidents related to the epic of lighter-than-air travel.
This short story foreshadows Verne's first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon.
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- February 8, 1828
- Date of Death:
- March 24, 1905
- Place of Birth:
- Nantes, France
- Place of Death:
- Amiens, France
- Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris
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