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Jules Verne

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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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Written by Jules Verne, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Translated by David Coward
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | July 11, 2017
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-241-19877-3 (0-241-19877-1)

Jules Verne’s timeless underwater adventure story in a stunning Hardcover Classics edition with the original illustrations
 
In this thrilling adventure tale by the father of science fiction, three men embark on an epic journey under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo aboard his submarine, the Nautilus. Over the course... Read more






Around the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne, Afterword by Karen J. Renner, Introduction by Herbert Lottman
Signet | Paperback | July 2015
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-47428-5 (0-451-47428-7)

Jules Verne's masterpiece of adventure fiction that has captured the imaginations of generations of readers and continues to enthrall us today.

On October 2, 1872, an English gentleman makes a remarkable wager: He can travel around the entire world in a mere eighty days. Thus begins Jules Verne’s classic novel, which remains... Read more






Three Novels
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Henry Frith, Introduction by Tim Farrant
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2013
$30.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-96148-8 (0-307-96148-6)

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 space... Read more






Journey to the Center of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Afterword by Leonard Nimoy, Introduction by Bear Grylls
Signet | Paperback | June 2012
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53215-2 (0-451-53215-5)

From the discovery of a strange parchment in an old bookseller’s shop to the fantastic descent through a dormant volcano into a subterranean world of danger and beauty, A Journey to the Center of the Earth is as wonderfully entertaining today as when it was first published.
 
One of... Read more






20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Written by Jules Verne, Afterword by Walter James, Translated by Mendor T. Brunetti, Introduction by Stephen Baxter
Signet | Paperback | October 2010
$5.95/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-53169-8 (0-451-53169-8)

Journey into the deep.

This extraordinary voyage into the depths unknown aboard the legendary submarine Nautilus--commanded by the brilliant, tragic Captain Nemo-explores both the limitless possibilities of science and the twisted labyrinth of the human mind. Read more






Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Frank Wynne, Introduction by Jane Smiley, Noted by P. W. Gogman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144197-9 (0-14-144197-6)

A new translation of one of the world's greatest adventure Stories

Originally published in 1864, this Jules Verne classic has wowed generations of readers with its portrayal of an imaginary odyssey into a subterranean wonderland. When Axel deciphers an old parchment describing a secret passage through a volcano to the center... Read more






Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Robert Baldick, Introduction by Diana Wynne Jones
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132104-2 (0-14-132104-0)

An ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his life - and the life of his nephew Axel - is changed for ever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on a terrifying journey to find what lies... Read more






Journey to the Center of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson
Bantam | Paperback | April 2006
$3.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21397-3 (0-553-21397-0)

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






The Mysterious Island
Written by Jules Verne, Afterword by Isaac Asimov, Introduction by Bruce Sterling
Signet | Paperback | July 2004
$7.95/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52941-1 (0-451-52941-3)

With little more than courage and ingenuity, five Union prisoners escaped the siege of Richmond-by hot-air balloon. They have no idea if they'll ever see civilization again-especially when they're swept off by a raging storm to the shores of an uncharted island. Read more






Around the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Michael Glencross, Introduction by Brian Aldiss, Noted by Michael Glencross
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044906-8 (0-14-044906-X)

Verne's classic novel of global voyaging

One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and... Read more






The Mysterious Island
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Jordan Stump, Introduction by Caleb Carr
Modern Library | Paperback | April 2004
$7.95/10.45(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7212-2 (0-8129-7212-0)

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






Around the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by George M. Towle, Introduction by Bruce Sterling
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$11.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6856-9 (0-8129-6856-5)

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the... Read more






Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Introduction by David Brin
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$8.95/13.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7009-8 (0-8129-7009-8)

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






The Mysterious Island
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Jordan Stump, Introduction by Caleb Carr
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6642-8 (0-8129-6642-2)

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






Paris in the Twentieth Century
Written by Jules Verne
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | October 1997
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-42039-8 (0-345-42039-X)

THE LITERARY DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY

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... Read more






From the Earth to the Moon
Written by Jules Verne
Bantam Classics | Paperback | May 1993
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21420-8 (0-553-21420-9)

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






20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Anthony Bonner
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1985
$5.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21252-5 (0-553-21252-4)

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the... Read more






Around the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1984
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21356-0 (0-553-21356-3)

Jules Verne Great excitement and awe greeted its publication in 1873, and today Around the World in Eighty Days remains Jules Verne’s most successful novel. A daring wager by the eccentric and mysterious Englishman Phileas Fogg that he can circle the globe in just eighty days initiates this marvelous travelogue and... Read more





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