The exploration of the world (1882)
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The exploration of the world (1882)

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...

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Robur the Conqueror (Wildside Classics)

They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines. But he had the last laugh with the Albatross -- the most incredible flying machine ever built. Lord of the skies, Robur became the would-be conqueror of the world! A fascinating companion to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robur the Conqueror explores many of the same themes. The Wildside Press edition contains a newly revised version of the first English-language translation.

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An Antarctic Mystery

An Antarctic Mystery (French: Le Sphinx des glaces, The Sphinx of the Ice Fields), is an 1897 novel by Jules Verne and is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane.

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The Mysterious Island (Wordsworth Classics)

With an Introduction by Alex Dolby Jules Verne (1828-1905) is internationally famous as the author of a distinctive series of adventure stories describing new travel technologies which opened up the world and provided means to escape from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his extraordinary voyages was a key factor in the rise of modern science fiction. In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonme...

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Jules Verne, "L'île mystérieuse"

Sujet : Pour échapper aux Sudistes, pendant la guerre de Sécession, cinq Américains s'enfuient en ballon. Ils sont surpris par une violente tempête et se retrouvent échoués, démunis de tout, sur une île déserte et inconnue. Alors la vie s'organise, grâce à l'exceptionnelle ingéniosité de Cyrus Smith et à la collaboration active de tous. Cependant, des phénomènes étranges se produisent que les cinq naufragés ne savent expliquer. Comme...