Writing in France in the nineteenth century, Jules Verne captured his era’s fascination with adventure and exploration in a series of novels he referred to as his Voyages extraordinaires. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Other Classic Novels is a unique compilation of six of Verne’s best-known novels that extrapolate developing technology and scientific inquisitiveness into rousing adventures as exciting and provocative today as when they were first written.
- FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON. By means of a hot-air balloon, Dr. Samuel Fergusson and company traverse Africa, a continent whose many marvels have yet to be fully appreciated by western civilization.
- A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. In a subterranean world accessed through a dormant volcano, explorers find a primeval land where the prehistoric still holds sway.
- FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. By means of a giant cannon, members of the Balti-more Gun Club achieve the first manned expedition to the surface of the moon.
- ROUND THE MOON. Having enjoyed their adventure, members of the first manned lunar expedition must now figure out how to return to Earth.
- 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. Piloting his submarine, the Nautilus, Captain Nemo makes extraordinary discoveries of undersea flora and fauna, even as he plots to undermine the land-based civilization that he believes has betrayed him.
- AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. When Phileas Fogg accepts the challenge to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days, even he cannot anticipate the exotic adventures his race will initiate.
About the Author
Date of Birth:February 8, 1828
Date of Death:March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:Nantes, France
Place of Death:Amiens, France
Education:Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris
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