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Jules Verne - Around The World In 80 Days & Five Weeks In A Balloon (2nd Hand Paperback)

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With an Introduction and Notes by Professor Roger Cardinal. University of Kent at Canterbury.

Jules Verne had that rare storyteller's gift of being able to present the far-fetched and the downright unbelievable in such a way as effortlessly to inspire his reader's allegiance and trust. This volume contains two of his best-loved yarns, chosen from among the sixty-four titles of Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne's pioneering contribution to the canon of modern science fiction.

Around The World in 80 Days (1873) :

This novel tells of the journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just - in circling the globe within eighty days. Fogg's obsession with his timetable is complemented by versatility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose talent for getting into scrapes brings colour to the race against time.

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) :

This was Verne's first novel. It documents an apocryphal jaunt across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever capable Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian adventurer.

  • Format :  Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : (This Ed. 2002 - Wordsworth Classics)
  • ISBN : 9781853260902
  • SKU : B002166
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
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The Author

Jules Verne, (born February 8, 1828, Nantes, France - died March 24, 1905, Amiens), prolific French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction.