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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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Three Novels
Written by Jules Verne and 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






The Mysterious Island
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Jordan Stump, Introduction by Caleb Carr
Modern Library | Paperback | April 2004
$6.95/7.95(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
$9.95/14.95(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






Journey to the Center of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson
Bantam | Paperback | October 1991
$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






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
$4.99/5.99(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






20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Written by Judith Conaway and Jules Verne, Adapted by Judith Conaway
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 1983
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-394-85333-8 (0-394-85333-4)

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





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