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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The story basically begins with the very intelligent Professor Arronax calculating basic measurements. He's a modern french biologist during this time period. The professor had somewhat of an understudy, an apprentice if you will, named Conseil. Conseil was just about as skilled as the professor as far as classification, and knowing so much information about just about everything. One day, the professor got a letter that invited him to go on a select tri...
Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday
At the end of the school year, fifteen young students, from eight to fourteen years old, embark on the "Sloughi", a boat that should lead them to their families dispersed on the coasts of New Zealand. Unfortunately, while the sailors are celebrating their last free evening in the local pubs, the "Sloughi" loses its anchor and heads to the open sea in the middle of the night. In the morning, a violent storm prevents the children from saiingl back to the h...
Around the World in 80 Days
Phileas Fogg is a very punctual person. He is extremely wealthy, straight forward, and even eccentric. Like any regular day, he walked into a club, met with some friends, and in conversation, places a bet of 20000 pounds, saying that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Of course, back then, this would have been near to impossible, for they didn't have the technology we have today. If he fails to make it back to the club in exactly 80 days, h...
Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne Translated by G.M. Towle and N. Danvers Folio Society (London), 1982 (first pub. 1872, current text from 1899 ed.), 223 PP Today when astronauts circle the world every few hours and an ordinary tourist, if they so desire, can fly around the world in a few days with relative ease and little expense, it is difficult to imagine that making the journey in eighty days was still a fantasy when Jules Verne first...

Verne booklist

Caesar Cascabel
CAESAR CASCABEL recounts the journey of the travelling circus of the Cascabel family, from Sacramento as far as European Russia, while passing by Canada, Alaska, the Strait of Behring and Siberia. The head of the Cascabel household had to start this perilous voyage after the money intended to pay the tickets of the boat, which was to take them along to France from New York, was stolen by thieves. So, Caesar crosses initially the vast forests of Canada. A...
Captain Antifer
In 1831, Kamylk Pasha, a wealthy Egyptian, decides to bury his whole fortune, in precious stones, on a small island whose location is only known by him and the captain of the ship. A few years later, jailed in an Egyptian prison and knowing that he would soon die, Kamylk Pasha writes a letter to Thomas Antifer, A French sailor who saved his life during the Napoleonic Egyptian campaign, to reveal to the sailor the longitude of the island. The sailor is al...
Floating Island: The Pearl of The Pacific
First published in 1895. A French string quartet, on tour in the U.S.A., gets lost between San Francisco and Los Angeles after a coach accident. At night, they're invited by Calistus Munbar to come spend the night in his town. The following day, the members of the quartet awake in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Standard Island, a 27 square kilometers island built for billionaires looking for comfort and peace. This floating island is impelled by huge...
Into Niger Bend
Into Niger Bend is a adventure story much like Haggard's King Solomon's Mines. A group of adventurers are sent forth on a mission for the government and travel together with a woman and her uncle on an adventure to find the truth about her brother's death....
Journey to the Center of the Earth
In the novel, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, author Jules Verne tells the fictitious story of three men and their adventures as they descend into the depths of the earth. The leading character in this expedition is a fifty-year-old German professor named Hardwigg. He is an uncle to the narrator, Henry (Harry), a simple Englishman. The other man is Hans, a serene Icelandic guide. Professor Hardwigg finds a piece of parchment that says there is ...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Axel Lindenbrock's uncle, Professor Otto Lindenbrock, has found a scrap of paper written in old Icelandic. Axel later manages to decipher it, and it leads him and his uncle to Iceland to an extinct volcano called Sneffells. There, they desend into it's crater with the help of a guide named Hans Bjelke, in hopes to reach the centre of the earth! They will face starvation, dehydration, and exhaustion, but eccentric Professor Lindenbrock won't give up unt...

Jules Verne list of books

Keraban the Inflexible: Adventures in the Euxine
Keraban is a Turkish tobacco merchant living in Constantinople. He's conservative and very stubborn so when the city administration decides to tax the people who want to cross the Bosphorus, Keraban says that he won't pay a cent to come back home, just a few miles away, on the other side of the Bosphorus. He will journey by land around the Black Sea in order to come back to his mansion. Accompanied by his friend, the Dutch merchant Van Mitten, Keraban st...
Magellania
Magellania¨Dwhich refers to the region around the Strait of Magellan¨Dis the home of Kaw-djer, a mysterious man of Western origin. But when a thousand immigrants become stranded on his island in a storm and ask him to be the leader of their colony, will Kaw-djer go against everything he believes in to help them live and prosper in this foreign land at the end of the world? Jules Verne penned Magellania in 1897, following the death of his brother and ...
Master of the World
Robur, the Master of the World, shows off his new invention, The Terror to the USA, but hides himself in a mountain. ...
North Against South
This book, also known as Texar's Revenge, was first published in 1887. The setting is Jacksonville, Florida in 1862. James Burbank is the owner of Camdless-Bay, an important farm which employs many black slaves. Burbank, native to NYC, sees with attention and hope the abolitionists's navy approaching Jacksonville because he does not share the ideas of the Confederates about slavery. Burbank's main enemy is Texar, a former slaver, not convicted until now ...
The Mighty Orinoco
First published in 1898. When he learns the death from his wife and their daughter in a shipwreck, Colonel de Kermor decides to leave the French Army and to disappear after having trusted the custody of his estate to his faithful friend, Sergeant Martial. But his daughter Jeanne has in fact miraculously survived the shipwreck and comes back home. A few years later, Jeanne de Kermor learns that her father is in San Fernando in Venezuela. She convinces the...


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