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American sailors attempt to track down a monster that's sinking ships, when they discover that it's not a monster after all, but an incredible submarine commanded by villainous Captain Nemo. An explosion occurs, and the three survivors find themselves prisoner on Captain Nemo's underwater odyessy. A rivetting drama, and one of Verne's most famous books.
Fans of classic adventure fiction will delight in Jules Verne's An Antarctic Mystery. The novel follows the journey of fictional explorer Pym, who also appeared in Edgar Allen Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, through the eyes of an American explorer who is surveying the Kerguelen Islands.
Claudius Bombarnac is reporter who is assigned to travel on the Grand Transasiatic Railway and write about his travels. The train runs through Uzun Ada, Turkestan and Peking, China. Claudius befriends the eclectic band of travelers aboard the train, hoping to find a hero to make his story interesting. When a heavily-guarded carriage is added to the train, Claudius thinks his prayers might just have been answered.
A Journey to the Center of the Earth, also translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, follows a man, his nephew and their guide down an Icelandic volcano into the center of the earth. There they encounter an ancient landscape filled with prehistoric animals and natural dangers. There is some discussion as to whether Verne really believed that such things might be found in the center, or whether he shared the alternate view,...
In The Moon Voyage, famed author Jules Verne, best known for works such as A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days, sets his sights on the prospect of interstellar travel. Adeptly combining humor and science fiction, Verne's fictional account of the journey to the moon presciently presages many aspects of the trip that the Apollo astronauts took...
Although science fiction is often regarded as a twentieth-century phenomenon, early masters such as Jules Verne were mining the outer reaches of space for their stories for nearly a century before the 1950s SF boom took hold. In Off on a Comet, Verne follows the imaginary exploits of a ragtag group of Earthlings who are forced to take a two-year journey through space on a gigantic comet.
Now widely lauded for his role as a key innovator in the genre of science fiction, French author Jules Verne broke new ground with the publication of titles such as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, The Underground City takes place among a Scottish community of miners. When a promising new seam of coal is identified, the miners attempt to track...
19) Facing the Flag
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