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By: Jules Verne (1828-1905)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

An early science fiction novel written by the second most translated author, French writer Jules Verne, the classic tale depicts an incredible sea expedition on board a state-of-the-art submarine. First published in 1870 and a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, the novel is regarded as one of the most thrilling adventure stories and one of Verne’s greatest pieces of work. Immersed in themes of exploration, avant-garde technology, and man’s insatiable desire for knowledge and scientific progression, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been an influence for many writers as well as an inspiration for numerous film adaptations...

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island is another exquisite novel written by the master of adventure writing, Jules Verne. The novel has been seen as the sequel to two other famous novels written by the same author: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaway. The story revolves around five Americans who live in a dark and harsh environment as prisoners of the American Civil War. Depleted by famine and death all around them, the five war prisoners take a big risk and escape by hijacking a hot air balloon...

A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

A historical manuscript penned by a medieval Norse poet. A mysterious code. Three intrepid explorers. A subterranean world filled with prehistoric creatures and proto-humans. These are some of the brilliant ideas that are superbly blended in A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne. Jules Verne, the French writer who created several works of science fiction, adventure stories and very popular novels, wrote A Journey to the Interior of the Earth in 1864. Some of his other books explore different aspects of geography, space and time travel...

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne is the master of classic adventure tales. Around the World in Eighty Days is just more proof that his excellent writing skills put the readers right in the book with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Because of a bet by his friends, Phileas sets out to get all the way around the world in eighty days. Phileas is a rich man, but also very precise about his life. He wants everything done the way he likes and will get rid of anyone who does not do that. The wager starts when he is at a local club and begins an argument about whether a person could get all the way around the world in such a short period of time...

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon

One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of lunar exploration...

Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne (French) Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

Anglais flegmatique, enragé joueur de whist, Phileas Fogg, dont on ignore tout, mène une vie réglée comme une horloge. Jamais un mot, ni un mouvement inutiles.Ce mercredi 2 octobre 1872, tout pourrait bien changer : contre l’avis de ses partenaires de jeu du Reform-Club, Phileas Fogg soutient qu’on peut maintenant parcourir la terre en quatre-vingts jours seulement.Un pari est lancé. S’il n’est pas de retour le samedi 21 décembre, à huit heures quarante-cinq du soir, notre homme perd tout...

The Fur Country by Jules Verne The Fur Country

The Hudson's Bay Company is one of the earliest corporations in the world and the oldest commercial organization in North America. It began as a fur trading company in 1670 and today owns a variety of retail corporations selling a diverse range of goods. In The Fur Country by Jules Verne, the plot describes how a team of Hudson's Bay Company members travel through the Northwest Territory of Canada with the aim of establishing a mission on the Arctic Circle. The members are a mixed bunch. One of the ladies, Paulina Barnett, seeks adventure, while a meteorologist Thomas Black hopes to view a spectacular solar eclipse scheduled to occur during their travel...

Zwanzigtausend Meilen unter'm Meer by Jules Verne (German) Zwanzigtausend Meilen unter'm Meer

20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer ist ein Roman des französischen Schriftstellers Jules Verne. Der Roman ist vorgeblich ein Erlebnisbericht des französischen Professors Pierre Aronnax, Autor eines Werkes über „Die Geheimnisse der Meerestiefen“. Auf einer Expedition zur Klärung einer Reihe rätselhafter Schiffsunglücke, die von einem Unterwasserfahrzeug oder Seeungeheuer gekentert worden sein sollen, wird das fragliche Objekt gesichtet. Im Verlauf der anschließenden Verfolgungsjag werden Aronnax, sein Diener Conseil und der kanadische Harpunier Ned Land ins offene Meer gespült, finden aber letztlich auf der Oberfläche des vermeintlichen Seeungeheuers festen Boden unter den Füßen...

Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon

Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne, and also a sequel to his classic science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon presents the continuation of the gripping tale which ended with a cliffhanger and left readers to ponder over endless possibilities. Published in 1870, the novel presents an unprecedented journey into space, while focusing on space navigation, scientific calculations, unforeseen circumstances and dangerous encounters, which in turn mark the novel as prophetic of its time...

An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields by Jules Verne An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields

A wonderful coming together of two writers who wrote their books more than half a century apart. Neither of them had ever visited the remote islands they were writing about yet they provided inspiration for a couple of exciting adventure tales. In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It was the only complete novel published by the American author. It was the story of a young boy who stows away on board a whaling ship and it goes on to relate the events that follow...

The Master of the World by Jules Verne The Master of the World

Published in 1904, The Master of the World is the penultimate novel in the Voyages Extraordinaires series, by renowned French novelist and pioneer of science fiction, Jules Verne. The novel acts as a sequel to Verne’s novel Robur the Conqueror, and consequently brings back some of its most notable characters, including the brilliant, yet villainous inventor Robur. Set in the summer of 1903, the adventure kicks off when a string of enigmatic events have been reported in the western part of North Carolina, leaving residents in fear of a possible volcanic eruption, even though the Blue Ridge Mountains are known to be non-volcanic ...

Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne Five Weeks in a Balloon

First published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon depicts an insightful journey undertaken by a group of intrepid explorers into the partly uncharted African continent, as they aim to explore its exotic wonders. Apart from concentrating on themes including exploration, loyalty, friendship, determination, and honor, the novel also offers an endearing set of jovial characters and vivid imagery. Furthermore, the novel is the first book in Verne’s distinguished Voyages Extraordinaires series. The adventure begins when Dr...

20.000 Mijlen onder Zee by Jules Verne (Dutch) 20.000 Mijlen onder Zee

Kapitein Nemo, de Nautilus en de mysterieuze diepten van de oceaan: Onvergetelijk.Kom mee op een avontuur langs de pracht van koraal en parels, de dreiging van haaien en reuze inktvissen, de wonderen van biologie en techniek, een reis van Antarctica naar Atlantis. Of we nu meegaan in een verhaal van het fantastische onbekende, een vertelling van het zwartste in de ziel van de mens, of een nieuwe interpretatie van de Odyssee van Homerus, we zullen allen genieten van een fantastische reis. Zeeziekte is optioneel. (samenvatting van Marlo Dianne)

In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne In Search of the Castaways

The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known.Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant’s children and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America...

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

First published in 1881, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is an adventure novel in two parts by Jules Verne, having a basis in codes and cryptography. Unlike many of his other stories, it is not a work of science fiction. Rather, it describes a voyage down the Amazon River on a large raft, or jangada). Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.

Le Pays des Fourrures by Jules Verne (French) Le Pays des Fourrures

En 1959, des officiers de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson sont chargés d’aller fonder un fort au nord du 70e parallèle, au-delà du cercle polaire. Le fort est établi sur le Cap Bathurst, qui semble être le lieu parfait. Malheureusement, ce cap n’est pas fait de terre, mais de glace, et lors d’une éruption volcanique, le cap se détache du continent et part à la dérive, emportant tous ses occupants avec lui.Cela se gâte encore plus quand arrive le printemps et que le glaçon commence à fondre… (Résumé de Wikipedia)

Dick Sands the Boy Captain by Jules Verne Dick Sands the Boy Captain

Dick Sands, a youth of fifteen, must assume command of a ship after the disappearance of its captain. Nature’s forces combined with evil doings of men lead him and his companions to many dangerous adventures on sea and in Central Africa.

20000 lieues sous les mers by Jules Verne (French) 20000 lieues sous les mers

Dans ce roman, le scientifique français Pierre Aronnax, son fidèle domestique Conseil et le harponneur canadien Ned Land sont capturés par le capitaine Nemo qui navigue dans les océans du globe à bord du sous-marin Nautilus. L'aventure donne l'occasion de descriptions épiques (dont un enterrement sous-marin, un combat contre des calamars géants, etc.) Œuvre d'anticipation, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers comporte plusieurs épisodes qui témoignent de l'imagination de son auteur : le Nautilus passe sous le canal de Suez avant sa percée officielle, et sous l'Antarctique, dont on ignorait à l'époque qu'il s'agissait d'un continent et non de glace flottante, comme l'Arctique...

Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne Michael Strogoff

This is the account of the perilous mission of Michael Strogoff, courier for Czar Alexander II, who is sent from Moscow to the besieged city of Irkutsk, where the governor, brother of the Czar, has taken his last stand against a Tartar rebellion led by the fearsome Feofar-Khan. When telegraph lines are cut between the Russian Far East and the mainland, Strogoff must make his way through hostile territory to warn the governor of the return of the traitor Ivan Ogareff, a disgraced former officer who seeks vengeance against the Tsar’s family by the destruction of Irkutsk.

Naar het Middelpunt der Aarde by Jules Verne (Dutch) Naar het Middelpunt der Aarde

Professor Lidenbrock ontcijfert een runentekst: ”Daal af in den krater van den Sneffels Yocul (Snæfellsjökull), dien de schaduw van den Scartaris treft vóór den eersten Juli, vermetele reiziger! en gij zult het middelpunt der aarde bereiken. Ik heb het gedaan. Arne Saknussemm.” De professor, zijn neefje Axel en de ingehuurde gids Hans gaan op pad. (Vertaler: onbekend)This is the Dutch translation of the book: Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne.

The Blockade Runners by Jules Verne The Blockade Runners

Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. His simple plan becomes complicated by two passengers who board his new ship under false pretenses in order to carry out a rescue mission, one which Capt. Playfair adopts as his own cause. This is going make the Rebels in Charleston rather unhappy with him.Sure, his new ship is fast - but can it escape the cannonballs of both North and South?

Off on a Comet by Jules Verne Off on a Comet

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and cope with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold). The size of the 'comet' is about 2300 kilometers in diameter - far larger than any comet or asteroid that actually exists.

Eine Idee des Doctor Ox by Jules Verne (German) Eine Idee des Doctor Ox

Jules Vernes Roman führt uns in das fiktive Städtchen Quiquendone. Hier ticken die Uhren besonders langsam und es bedarf schon mal Jahrzehnte, bevor der Stadtrat eine Entscheidung fällt. Als Doctor Ox auftaucht, eine stadtweite Beleuchtungsanlage installieren, und auch die Kosten hierzu größtenteils übernehmen will, billigt der Stadrat das Vorhaben erstaunlich schnell. Aber ist dieser Doctor Ox nun wirklich so ein uneigennütziger Mensch, oder führt er nicht doch irgendetwas im Schilde?

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne Journey to the Centre of the Earth

The story involves a German professor (Otto Lidenbrock in the original French, Professor Von Hardwigg in the most common English translation) who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel (Harry), and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.

The Underground City or The Child of the Cavern by Jules Verne The Underground City or The Child of the Cavern

Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. Accompanying Simon Ford are his wife, Madge, and adult son, Harry.

Doctor Ox's Experiment by Jules Verne Doctor Ox's Experiment

An early, light-hearted short story, published in 1872 by Jules Verne. It takes place in the Flemish town of Quiquendone, where life moves at an extraordinarily tranquil pace. Doctor Ox has offered to light the town with a new gas, but actually has other plans in place.

Meister Zacharius by Jules Verne (German) Meister Zacharius

Meister Zacharius ist ein Uhrmacher in Genf und berühmt für die Genauigkeit seiner Uhren. Eines Tages beginnen seine Uhren falsch zu gehen und mehr und mehr von ihnen bleiben ganz stehen. Trotz aller Mühe gelingt es ihm nicht, die Uhren wieder in Gang zu setzen oder die Ursache des Defekts zu finden. Gleichzeitig wird er ernsthaft krank und auch sein Verstand und seine Seele geraten aus dem Gleichgewicht. Es scheint ein Zusammenhang zwischen den stehengebliebenen Uhren und seiner Lebenszeit zu bestehen.

Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine by Jules Verne (French) Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine

Kin-Fo est un jeune chinois riche, qui est indifférent à tout et ne connaît pas le bonheur. Un jour, il se retrouve ruiné. Ne voulant pas imposer à sa future épouse une vie misérable, il préfère mourir. Au moment de se donner la mort, il se rend compte qu'il ne ressent rien, et décide qu'il ne peut mourir sans connaître d'émotions au moins une fois dans sa vie. Il demande donc à son maître et ami, le philosophe Wang, de le tuer dans un délai imparti, ce qui, il l'espère, le fera redouter la mort et éprouver quelques émotions. Wang accepte, puis disparaît. Mais... (Résumé modifié de Wikipedia par Nadine)

Michael Strogoff, de Koerier van den Czaar by Jules Verne (Dutch) Michael Strogoff, de Koerier van den Czaar

Michael Strogoff wordt door de tsaar gevraagd een boodschap naar diens broer, de grootvorst van het veraf gelegen Irkoetsk, te brengen. Hij krijgt een brief mee en de instructie zich aan niemand bekend te maken. Daaraan houdt hij zich stipt, zelfs tegenover zijn oude moeder, die in Omsk woont en hem op doortocht daar herkent. Dat is het begin van grote moeilijkheden. Gelukkig heeft de koerier hulp in de vorm van een jong meisje, Nadia, dat onderweg verliefd op hem is geworden. (samenvatting naar Wikipedia)This is a Dutch translation of the book: Michael Strogoff or, The Courier of the Czar by Jules Verne.

Kéraban-le-Têtu by Jules Verne (French) Kéraban-le-Têtu

Kéraban-le-Têtu est un roman de Jules Verne paru en 1883, décrivant les tribulations d'un vendeur de tabac turc (Kéraban) et d'un de ses clients hollandais autour de la mer Noire. Ce roman d'aventure est un des plus comiques et des moins connus de Jules Verne. L'auteur exploite avec talent la mollesse du commerçant batave et le caractère inflexible de Kéraban. Kéraban the Inflexible is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne.

Der Chancellor by Jules Verne (German) Der Chancellor

Der Chancellor ist eines von Jules Vernes ungewöhnlichsten Werken. Es erzählt vom Untergang eines Schiffes in Form eines Tagebuches, das der Passagier J.-R. Kazallon führt, wird die letzte Fahrt des Dreimasters Chancellor geschildert, der irgendwo im Atlantik zwischen Charleston (South Carolina) und Liverpool untergeht, nachdem an Bord Feuer ausgebrochen ist, weil die Ladung (Baumwolle) Feuer gefangen hat. Die Situation wird noch dadurch erschwert, dass ein Passagier, der Kaufmann John Ruby, eigenmächtig hochexplosiven Sprengstoff mit an Bord gebracht hat...

Facing the Flag by Jules Verne Facing the Flag

Like The Begum's Millions, which Verne published in 1879, it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism.

Topsy-Turvy by Jules Verne Topsy-Turvy

Topsy Turvy is a translation of Sans dessus dessous (1889) . This anonymous translation was first published by J. G. Ogilvie (New York, 1890). We meet our old friends Barbicane and J.T. Maston from “Earth to the Moon” who now give us their own approach to the topic of “global warming”. Although they are searching for coal and not oil, readers will find that the auction of the Arctic energy reserves has a definite 21st century ring.

The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China by Jules Verne The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

The rich and flegmatic Kin-Fo loses his fortune and decides to die, but not before experiencing some strong emotions. He asks his friend Wang to kill him before a given date. Everything changes when Kin-Fo discovers he is not poor after all and he sets on a journey around China, trying to find his friend to cancel their deal.

Voyage au centre de la terre by Jules Verne (French) Voyage au centre de la terre

Ayant découvert un manuscrit runique ancien, un savant, son neveu et leur guide entreprennent un voyage vers le centre de la Terre en y entrant par un volcan islandais éteint. (de Wikipedia) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, also translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the "centre of the Earth". (from Wikipedia)

Book cover (Portuguese) Da terra à lua viagem directa em 97 horas e 20 minutos
Book cover (German) Ein Drama in Mexico.
Book cover Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 2: The Field of Ice

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition. ( Wikipedia)

Book cover (German) Der Courier des Czaar (Michael Strogoff)
Book cover All Around the Moon
Book cover (French) L'île mystérieuse
Book cover Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 1

The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne’s fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th century".Coordinated by Kristine Bekere and Kajo.

Book cover The Secret of the Island
Book cover (German) Robur der Sieger
Book cover (French) De la Terre à la Lune
Book cover Robur the Conqueror
Book cover (Dutch) De Reis naar de Maan in 28 dagen en 12 uren
Book cover The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras
Book cover (French) Enfants du capitaine Grant

Lord et Lady Glenarvan font une excursion au large de Glasgow à bord de leur yacht. L'équipage pêche un requin dans le ventre duquel on découvre une bouteille de Veuve Clicquot qui contient un message de détresse en trois langues différentes. Une expédition est mise en place pour tenter de retrouver les survivants.

Book cover The Adventures of a Special Correspondent
Book cover (French) Autour de la Lune
Book cover (French) Les Voyages extraordinaires Couronnés par l'Académie française
Book cover The Moon-Voyage
Book cover (French) Michel Strogoff De Moscou a Irkoutsk
Book cover Dick Sand A Captain at Fifteen
Book cover Ticket No. "9672"
Book cover (Dutch) Het Geheimzinnige Eiland De Luchtschipbreukelingen
Book cover (French) Le Chateau des Carpathes
Book cover The English at the North Pole Part I of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras
Book cover (French) Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras
Book cover (Dutch) 20.000 Mijlen onder Zee: Westelijk Halfrond
Book cover (Dutch) Het Geheimzinnige Eiland De Verlatene
Book cover (Dutch) Wonderlijke avonturen van een Chinees, gevolgd door Muiterij aan boord der 'Bounty'
Book cover (French) Les Cinq Cents Millions De La Bégum
Book cover (Dutch) Mathias Sandorf Een Model-volksplanting
Book cover (French) Le village aérien
Book cover (French) La Jangada Huit cent lieues sur l'Amazone
Book cover (French) L'île à hélice
Book cover (French) Robur-le-Conquerant
Het Stoomhuis De IJzeren Reus by Jules Verne (Dutch) Het Stoomhuis De IJzeren Reus
Book cover A Voyage in a Balloon (1852)
Book cover The Pearl of Lima A Story of True Love
Book cover (French) Un billet de loterie
Book cover Round the World in Eighty Days
Book cover (Dutch) De Zuidster, het land der diamanten
Kaptajnen paa 15 Aar I Slavelænker by Jules Verne (Danish) Kaptajnen paa 15 Aar I Slavelænker
Book cover (French) L'archipel en feu
Book cover (French) Une ville flottante
Book cover (Dutch) Cesar Cascabel: "De Schoone Zwerfster"
Book cover (Finnish) Veden päällä liikkuva kaupunki
Book cover (Dutch) De strijd tusschen Noord en Zuid Deel 1: Overrompeling eener plantage
Book cover (Dutch) De wonderstraal gevolgd door Tien uren op jacht
Book cover (Icelandic) Sæfarinn Ferðin kring um hnöttin neðansjávar
Book cover (French) Sans dessus dessous
Book cover (Dutch) Het loterijbriefje
Book cover The Waif of the "Cynthia"
Book cover (French) Face au drapeau
Book cover (Dutch) Cesar Cascabel, Deel 2 Over het IJs en door de Steppe
Book cover (Dutch) Vijf weken in een luchtballon
Book cover (French) La maison à vapeur Voyage à travers l'Inde septentrionale
Book cover (Dutch) Robur de Veroveraar
Book cover (French) Le pilote du Danube
Book cover (Dutch) In de Oer-wouden van Afrika
Book cover (Dutch) Een Kapitein van Vijftien Jaar De Walvischjagers
Book cover (Dutch) De strijd tusschen Noord en Zuid De Zwarte Kreek van Texar
Book cover (French) Nord contre sud
Book cover (French) Michel Strogoff Pièce à grand spectacle en 5 actes et 16 tableaux
Book cover The Survivors of the Chancellor, diary of J.R. Kazallon, passenger
Book cover (Finnish) Martin Paz
Book cover (Finnish) Kauppahuone Playfair ja Kumpp eli Pumpulilasti ja Sydän
Book cover Captain Antifer

“No good deed goes Unpunished”, as the saying goes. A wealthy Egyptian leaves millions of buried treasure on an island and sends the location to the Captain that saved him while fleeing certain death from Napoleon Bonaparte. However the Egyptian does not leave the entire location: only the Latitude. The Longitude will be made known to him in time. Decades pass before a shifty notary from Alexandria arrives with the necessary Longitude, and now the lust for greed has passed from Captain to Son...

Book cover (French) L'île mystérieuse

1865. La guerre de sécession est aux portes de Richmond. Prisonniers, cinq personnages dérobent un ballon pour fuir la captivité que les Sudistes leurs imposaient. Pris dans un ouragan, ils aboutissent sur une île qui semble déserte. Après l'avoir exploré, les évadés civilisent ce bout de terre. L’île fait partie d’un archipel, un autre naufragé est découvert sur un îlot avoisinant. D’étranges phénomènes et événements se bousculent. Les isolés constatent une étonnante présence qui semble par moments bienfaisante...

Book cover (Dutch) Kinderen van Kapitein Grant

Een fles spoelt aan bij Schotland met daarin een zwaar gehavend bericht van Kapitein Grant die schipbreuk heeft geleden. Een Schotse Lord en zijn vrouw, een verstrooide Franse professor en de kinderen van de kapitein gaan op reis om hem te vinden. Een spannend verhaal en ook een zeer uitgebreide aardrijkskundeles.

Book cover (French) Mistress Branican
Book cover Begum's Fortune

A novel with some utopian elements, but primarily dystopian. A French doctor and a German professor both inherit a vast fortune as descendants of a French soldier who married the rich widow of an Indian prince. They both decide to go to America and establish their own "ideal" society. Dr. Sarrasin, the French doctor, is focused on maintaining public health. He builds Ville-France. Professor Schultze, the German scientist, is a bit of a militarist and racist. He builds Stahlstadt and devotes his city to the production of ever more powerful weapons so that he can destroy Sarrasin's city...

Book cover (French) forceurs de blocus

1862. Le « Delphin » conçu comme le plus rapide navire à vapeur de son temps, quitte Glasgow en vue de relier Charleston afin d’y faire une opération commerciale. Des armes et vivres y sont nécessaires. En effet, c’est la guerre de sécession. La ville sudiste est sous l’emprise d’un blocus mis en place par les états du nord. Le capitaine James Playfair représente les intérêts de la maison Playfair et Cie. Un bien étrange marin se fait enrôler sur le navire en compagnie de son neveu...

Book cover (Spanish) Viaje al centro de la Tierra

El profesor Lidenbrock, que une a su condición de verdadero sabio una terquedad sin límites, descifra un viejo pergamino devolviendo pacientemente su sentido a los incomprensibles signos que en él se contienen. ¡Extraordinarios peligros de la lectura! El descifrado de aquel texto arrastrará inevitablemente al propio Lidenbrok, a su joven sobrino Axel y al valeroso cazador Hans Bjelke hasta el mismísimo centro de la Tierra, poblado de animales antediluvianos, tempestades terribles y otros riesgos sin mayor importancia. -

Book cover (German) Reise nach dem Mittelpunkt der Erde

Hamburg, 1863. Der Geologe Professor Otto Lidenbrock entdeckt in einem mehrere hundert Jahre alten Buch eine verschlüsselte Schrift, die einen Weg zum Mittelpunkt der Erde zu beschreiben scheint: durch den Krater des isländischen Vulkans "Sneffels Yocul". Kurz entschlossen macht er sich mit seinem Neffen auf die abenteuerliche Reise in eine phantastische und völlig unbekannte Welt. Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde ist einer der bekanntesten Romane des französischen Schriftstellers Jules Verne. - Summary by Karlsson

Book cover (German) Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen

Phileas Fogg ist ein angesehener Gentleman der Londoner Gesellschaft und ehrenwertes Mitglied des Reform Clubs. Sein Leben und sein Tagesablauf gleichen einem Uhrwerk; auf die Minute genau tut er täglich stets ein und dasselbe - bis ihn eine Wette veranlasst, auf eine Weltreise zu gehen. Sein treuer Diener Passpartout steht ihm zur Seite, jedoch die Zeit und ein gewisser Detektiv Fix sitzen ihm im Nacken. Wird er seine Wette gewinnen? - Zusammenfassung von Eva K.

Book cover Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (Version 3)

Originally published 1870, this recording is from the English translation by Frederick P. Walter, published 1991, containing the unabridged text from the original French and offered up into the public domain. It is considered to be the very first science fiction novel ever written, the first novel about the undersea world, and is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax

Book cover (Spanish) vuelta al mundo en ochenta días

El flemático y solitario caballero británico Phileas Fogg abandonará su vida de escrupulosa disciplina para cumplir con una apuesta con sus colegas del Club Reformista (Reform Club), en la que arriesgará la mitad de su fortuna comprometiéndose a dar la vuelta al mundo en sólo ochenta días usando los medios disponibles en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y siguiendo el proyecto publicado en el Morning Chronicle, su periódico de lectura cotidiana. Lo acompañará su recién contratado mayordomo...

Book cover Castaways of the Flag

Readers of the present book who have not read that named above—though all should read it as well as this—will have no difficulty in joining the story of the castaways to “The Swiss Family Robinson” with the help of the brief sketch of its contents which follows. The story begins with the arrival of the Unicorn, a British corvette commanded by Lieutenant Littlestone, whose commission includes the exploration of the waters in which New Switzerland is situate. He has with him as passengers Mr...

Book cover Mysterious Island - Shipwrecked in the Air

In the final months of the American Civil War five Northerners find themselves trapped in the Southern capital of Richmond. They conceive of a plan to escape with a balloon kept nearby. However, not all goes as planned and as a powerful gale surprises them, their balloon veers off course by some thousands of miles and the five find themselves fighting desperately for their survival... The present translation is by the American Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book ...

Book cover Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 1: The English at the North Pole

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition. ( Wikipedia)

Book cover (Dutch) Reis naar de Maan in 28 Dagen en 12 Uren

Wat doet een Amerikaan, als de Burgeroorlog is afgelopen en hij daarvoor geen kanonnen meer kan maken? Hij maakt een kanon om de maan te beschieten. Dit humoristische sciencefictionverhaal van Jules Verne was een van de eerste in het genre en gaf en passant een overzicht van de kennis van de astronomie rond 1870. (Bart de Leeuw)

Book cover Round the Moon (Version 2)

Jules Verne’s sequel to his “From the Earth to the Moon” begins with a short chapter to catch you up, if you missed the first book. Then we join our three adventurers in their huge projectile as they gather themselves after the shock of being fired at the Moon from the Columbiad cannon. Perhaps in a nod to Yankee exceptionalism, Verne permits them an extraordinary encounter in space, and better yet – to survive it! But that encounter has a lasting effect: despite all the careful preparations...

Book cover Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa

Three Englishmen and Three Russians travel across the width of South Africa to measure a meridian. The outbreak of the Crimean War makes the Russians enemy agents in an English colony. Summary by Kim.

Book cover Around the World in Eighty Days (version 5 Dramatic Reading)

In London, 1872, a rich English gentlemen named Mr. Phileas Fogg argues with the members in the Reform Club, and takes on a journey around the world in 80 days with his new servant, Passapartout, with accepting a wager.

Book cover Master Zacharius

Master Zacharius is a man of science, skill, and overpowering pride. He is the first to successfully, and accurately, regulate time. Does this not make him God-like? What then, should such a man do when his time is running out and his legacy is in danger?

Book cover From the Earth to the Moon, Version 2

Jules Verne takes aim at some amusing stereotypes of Americans in this story of a pre-rocketry attempt to shoot a cannonball to the Moon. Those Yankees don’t do anything by halves! His means is a Columbiad cannon so enormous that it must be bored 900 feet into the ground, so immense that 1200 smelting furnaces would be needed to create the iron for its casting, so stupendous that 100 tons of guncotton would be needed to loft its cannonball heavenwards. The journey must be watched from the tallest peak of the Rocky Mountains through a new telescope with a reflector measuring 16 feet in diameter and a tube reaching skyward 280 feet...

Book cover Castle of the Carpathians

The Castle stood above the quiet little town for as long as folks remembered: barren, deserted, lonely and frightening to the townsfolk. Until one day, smoke began to ascend from the dunjon. They were warned not to go near, and when intrepid souls dared to venture to uncover the mystery of the ruined castle, they learned firsthand what supernatural terrors await inside The Castle of the Carpathians. Summary by Joseph DeNoia.

Book cover (French) château des Carpathes

Le château des Carpathes raconte l'histoire de la rivalité entre deux hommes charismatiques pour une jeune cantatrice italienne et les évènements tragiques qui s'en suivent. Cinq ans avant même la parution du Dracula de Bram Stoker, Jules Verne , renommé pour son mélange de la science au mystérieux, a déjà placé cette histoire fantastique dans les sombres forêts et montagnes des Carpathes. - Summary by Sonia

Book cover (Spanish) 20000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino

Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino es una obra narrada en primera persona por el profesor francés Pierre Aronnax, notable biólogo que es hecho prisionero por el Capitán Nemo y es conducido por los océanos a bordo del submarino Nautilus, en compañía de su criado Conseil y el arponero canadiense Ned Land. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Steam House

Jules Verne is back with another action-packed adventure--this time in India with a steam-powered elephant! Maucler, Captain Hood, Banks, and Colonel Munro set out for a pleasure trip across India in their train pulled by Behemoth, their mechanical elephant, but soon realize that they are in the midst of a plot by the Colonel's archenemy, Nana Sahib, to get vengeance for past wrongs and seize control of India once and for all. Will they be able to escape from a hidden assassin and uncover a secret hidden for decades in time to stop Nana Sahib? You’ll have to join us in this exciting story read by volunteers to find out!

Book cover Michael Strogoff (Dramatic Reading)

At a fete in the New Palace, the court seems to be in perfect order. Only two people know the truth: the telegraph wire beyond Tomsk, connecting Western Russia with Siberia, has been cut! The Czar and General Kissoff can tell that it is the work of traitorous Ivan Ogareff, who is inciting an insurrection in Siberia. If the Grand Duke, governing Siberia from Irkutsk, does not hear of the insurrection in time, the criminals in Siberia will take over the city, and eventually, all of Russia! Only a brave and fast courier can take it to the Duke in time...

Book cover (Spanish) Dos años de vacaciones

Un grupo de niños sufre un naufragio y se ve obligado a sobrevivir en condiciones extremas. - Summary by Tux

Book cover Journey into the Interior of the Earth (Version 2)

A German scientist discovers an ancient runic message, which when translated proves to be a map to the center of a hollow Earth! The professor and his nephew then embark on a dangerous adventure down an Icelandic volcano to explore an unknown world in the interior of the Earth. - Summary by the reader

Book cover (French) Les Indes-Noires : suivi de un hivernage dans les glaces

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