Jules Verne was a French writer; born in Nantes, February 8, 1828. He was educated in his native town; studied law in Paris, where he devoted much attention to dramatic literature. His comedy, Les Pailles Rompues, was performed at the Gymnase in 1850, and Onze Tours de Liege followed. His fame rests upon his scientific romances, which have a touch of extravagance in their treatment. His works, which are widely read, have been translated into English.Among his works are: Five Weeks in a Balloon (1870); A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1872); Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1873); Meridiana, the Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa (1873); From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours, Twenty Minutes, and a Trip Round It (1873); The Fur Country, or Seventy Degrees North Latitude (1874); Around the World in Eighty Days (1874); A Floating City and The Blockade Runners (1874); The English at the North Pole (1874); Dr. Ox's Experiment (1874); A Winter Amid the Ice (1875); The Mysterious Island (1875); The Survivors of the "Chancellor" (1875); Michael Strogoff, the Courier of the Czar (1876); The Child of the Cavern (1877); Hector Servadac, or the Career of a Comet (1877); Dick Sands, the Boy Captain (1878); Le Rayon Vert (1882); Kera-ban-le-teta (1883); LEtoile du Sud (1884); Le Plays de Diamants (1884); Le Chemin de France (1887); Deux Ans de Vaccances (1888); Famille Sans Nom (1889); Caesar Cascabel (1890); Mathias Sautlorf (1890); Nord Contre Sud (1890); The Purchase of the North Pole (1890); Claudius Bombamac (1892); A Castle in the Carpathians (1892).
Measuring a Meridian is an African tale, first published in 1874 under the cumbrous title The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa. The story was afterward revised and reissued under its briefer title. It is a hunting story, perhaps Vern's very ablest effort in that line. It has aroused many a youthful sportsman's throbbing eagerness for the chase, has given him his first knowledge and his earliest enthusiasm for the heart-stirring excitement to be found in "hunting big game."
- Avec les 53 illustrations originales spécialement formatées : les illustrations de ce volume sont de haute qualité et adaptées à tout type de liseuses ou de tablettes. -Table des matières liée à chaque chapitre du livre. - Table des matières liée à chaque chapitre du livre. - Complet et formaté pour améliorer votre expérience de lecture. Trois savants russes et trois savants anglais ont pour mission de mesurer un arc de méridien. Si une amitié profonde unit William Emery et Michel Zorn, une grande rivalité oppose Mathieu Strux et le colonel Everest, codirigeants de la mission anglo-russe. Une mauvaise nouvelle vient encore creuser le fossé qui les sépare : le déclenchement de la Guerre de Crimée, opposant notamment la France et l'Angleterre à la Russie. (Wiki.)
A Floating City
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Verne's story describes a trip on the "Great Eastern," from Liverpool to New York, and a journey afterwards up the Hudson and to the Falls of Niagara. The descriptive parts of the story are free from Verne's well-known peculiarities, and therefore seem tame coming from his pen ; but in making " the floating city" the scene of a dramatic love story, he is all himself again—particularly at the end, where the hero engages in a duel on deck in the night during a frightful storm, and his antagonist catches the lightning on his uplifted sword and is killed, thus saving the hero from the unpleasantness of killing tbe husband of the woman he loves.
The Fur Country
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Lt. Jasper Hobson and other members of the Hudson's Bay Trading Co. and his team along with the company's guests, Mrs. Paulina Barnett and Thomas Black travel through the North West Territories of Canada to Cape Bathurst on the Arctic Ocean. At Cape Bathurst, Hobson intends on creating a new trading post for the company, Paulina Barnett is along for the adventure and Thomas Black intends on viewing a solar eclipse during the summer of the following year. The party establishes their outpost before winter sets in, but when spring arrives, nearby volcanic activity triggers an earthquake, which the colony survives; however, a startling revelation is revealed later in the summer when Thomas Black tries to observe the total eclipse. Cape Bathurst has changed its position to the north by almost three degrees of latitude and to the west by several hundred miles; Hobson determines that the Cape has become an island. Now the party's only hope is the onset of winter, so they might travel across the ice, to reach the mainland Russian America (Alaska). When a mild (by Arctic standards) winter sets in and the island is locked by the ice directly north of the Bering Strait; but the ice is not sufficiently frozen enough for safe passage across the ice. The islands colonists wait for the spring thaw and hope that island will move south with the Bering current and that the boat they've built will be able to take them to safety.
Nouvelle édition de Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais de Jules Verne. Texte intégral entièrement illustré par les gravures de l’édition originale, annoté et augmenté d'annexes (Biographie et Jules Verne par Jules Claretie). Ce roman, à la fois d’aventures et de vulgarisation scientifique, a d'abord été publié en feuilleton, dans le Magasin d'éducation et de récréation de novembre à septembre 1872. La même année, l'éditeur Hetzel l'a publié en volume.. . L’ouvrage fait partie de la série des Voyages extraordinaires. Edition numérique sous la direction de : Luc de Dahochet Illustrations : Vignettes de l'édition originale par Jules-Descartes Férat. A PROPOS DE L'ÉDITEUR : Les éditions Arvensa, leaders de la littérature classique numérique, ont l'objectif de vous faire connaître les oeuvres des grands auteurs de la littérature classique à un prix abordable, tout en vous fournissant la meilleure expérience de lecture sur votre liseuse. Tous les titres sont produits avec le plus grand soin et bénéficient d'un système de navigation optimale. Le service qualité s’engage à vous répondre dans les 48h. Retrouvez tous les titres et offres privilégiées des éditions Arvensa sur leur site.
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Author: Jules Verne
A beautiful and unique tale by Jules Verne. A scholar, Samuel Ferguson, along with his friend and servant plans out to travel across the African continent in a hydrogen balloon. The book describes their struggle of exploring the unknown regions of Africa which were still not familiar to Europeans. Filled with unintentional moments, this is an audacious work.
The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the ocean after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement in a newspaper. The government refuses to launch a rescue expedition, but Lord and Lady Glenarvan, moved by the children's condition, decide to do it by themselves. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known; thus, the expedition would have to circumnavigate the 37th parallel south. The bottle was retrieved from a shark's stomach, so it is impossible to trace its origin by the currents. Remaining clues consist of a few words in three languages. They are re-interpreted several times throughout the novel to make various destinations seem likely.
The Lion Hunter
Author: Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming
Publisher: Palala Press
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