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Jules Verne

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Jules Verne was born into a family with seafaring tradition in Nantes, France, in 1828. At an early age he tried to run off and ship out as a cabin boy but was stopped and returned to his family. Verne was sent to Paris to study law, but once there, he quickly fell in love with the theater. He was soon writing plays and opera librettos, and his first play was produced in 1850. When he refused his father’s entreaties to return to Nantes and practice law, his allowance was cut off, and he was forced to make his living by... Read More

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Written by Judith Conaway and Jules Verne
Adapted by Judith Conaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: March 12, 1983
Price: $3.99

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Written by Jules Verne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $5.99

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Anthony Bonner


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1985
Price: $5.99

Translated by Anthony Bonner. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. In this 1870 science-fiction classic, obsessed Captain Nemo and his prisoners descend beneath the sea in his secret submarine, the Nautilus, for nonstop adventure and suspense.   Read more >

Around the World in Eighty Days

Written by Jules Verne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $1.99

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by George M. Towle
Introduction by Bruce Sterling


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $9.95

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Written by Jules Verne


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1984
Price: $4.99

The journey of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days (first published in 1873) has stirred imaginations for more than a century. Through Fogg's travels--and Alfredo Alcala's picturesque paintings--readers can experience the wonder of a world not yet homogenized by technology. Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by George M. Towle
Introduction by Bruce Sterling


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $2.99

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From the Earth to the Moon

Written by Jules Verne


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $1.99

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From the Earth to the Moon

Written by Jules Verne


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1993
Price: $5.95

Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close... Read more >
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Written by Jules Verne
Introduction by David Brin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 9, 2003
Price: $2.99

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Written by Jules Verne
Introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $1.99

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Written by Jules Verne
Introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $3.95

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Written by Jules Verne
Introduction by David Brin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 9, 2003
Price: $8.95

The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth’s very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet’s primordial secrets, the geologist—together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans—discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $6.95

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $17.00

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $2.99

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Also available as a paperback and a trade paperback.

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Paris in the Twentieth Century

Written by Jules Verne


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: October 21, 1997
Price: $14.00

In 1863 Jules Verne, famed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, wrote a novel that his literary agent deemed too farfetched to be published. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson found the handwritten, never-before published manuscript in a safe. That manuscript... Read more >

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Three Novels
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Round the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne and Tim Farrant


Format: Hardcover, 744 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $30.00

Jules Verne’s most beloved novels are gathered here in one hardcover volume: three thrilling tales of fabulous journeys under, through, and around the earth.

Verne was one of the great pioneers of science fiction. Born in France in 1828, he wrote brilliantly about space, air, and underwater travel long before airplanes and... Read more >
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