Other books byJules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the "Father of Science Fiction", but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.
Around the World in Eighty Days
When Phileas Fogg accepts a bet to travel round the globe in 80 days, he cannot guess what excitements and dangers await him. Accompanied by his faithful valet, Passepartout, and hounded by the dogged, if unperceptive, Detective Fix, this imperturbable adventurer lets nothing stand in his way. First published in 1873, Jules Verne's classic novel depicting Fogg's epic race against the calendar still retains its power to thrill, despite the ease of long-distance travel provided by modern transport. The novel succeeds because it has all the elements of a great adventure story. Fogg falls in love, undertakes dangerous rescue missions, suffers a serious case of mistaken identity and experiences all the risks of an around the world journey in the late 19th Century.
Around the World in 80 Days
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 exciting suspense story. Together with his manservant, Passepartout, Fogg makes a breathless world tour, overcoming wild misadventures and finding time to rescue a beautiful Indian maharani from a burning funeral pyre—all the while restlessly pursued by a bumbling detective called Mr. Fix. Realistically utilizing nearly every means of transportation known in the 1870s, Around the World in Eighty Days generated enchantment with scientific progress—and its delightful mixture of fantasy, comedy, and dazzling suspense has kept it a perennially superb entertainment.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, this science fiction tale delves into the depths of the Earth, and by so doing, reveals the staggeringly long history of our planet. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: ¥ A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information ¥ A chronology of the author's life and work ¥ A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context ¥ An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations ¥ Detailed explanatory notes ¥ Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work ¥ Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction ¥ A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience