Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing.
The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality. However, his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer muzzle would have been required to reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers.
Jules Verne The Secret of the Island was another of the series of Voyages Extraordinaires which ran through a famous Paris magazine for younger readers, the Magasin Illustré. It formed the third and completing part of the Mysterious Island set of tales of adventure. We may count it, taken separately, as next to Robinson Crusoe and possibly Treasure Island, the best read and the best appreciated book in all that large group of island-tales and sea-stories to which it belongs. It gained its vogue immediately in France, Great Britain, and overseas besides being translated, with more or less despatch, into other European tongues.
Jules Verne Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit – with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever – he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days… immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible. With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him. This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be – That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune.
Jules Verne Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel. The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the “center of the Earth”. They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.
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Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon is a humorous science fantasy story. It tells the story of three well-to-do members of a post-American Civil War gun club who build an enormous sky-facing columbiad and ride a spaceship fired from it to the moon.
Jules Verne This book is a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. A party of British adventurers, who had been ballooning, but whose trip had ended by being cast away on a Pacific island, have various setbacks due to both pirates and convicts who had escaped from jails in mainland Australasia. They realise that at times there appears to be some kind of entity that is looking after them.
Jules Verne An Antarctic mystery” is based on the classic tale of horror “Arthur Gordon Pym” by Edgar Allen Poe and serves as a continuation of the story although it must be noted that this is not a work of horror. Rather, “An Antarctic mystery” begins in 1839 with the lead character and narrator, Jeorling, on the Kerguelen Islands to study wildlife. He is ready to depart and learns that a ship, the Halbrane, is coming into port shortly. Jeorling is done on the island and wants to depart on the Halbrane with no particular destination in mind. The captain of the Halbrane, Len Guy, at first refuses but finally relents on the night before the ship sets sail. Jeorling is uncertain as to why the strange captain had a change of heart but he wants to leave so he happily sets sail aboard the ship the next morning.
Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon and ‘Round the Moon is the first story of space exploration and remains a beloved work of daring exploits-and surprisingly accurate scientific conjecture. When the members of the Baltimore Gun Club-bored Civil War veterans-decide to fill their time by embarking on a project to shoot themselves to the moon, the race is on to raise money, overcome engineering challenges, and convince detractors that they’re anything but “Lunatics. ” With this work, Verne inspired the first science fiction film, 1902’s Le Voyage dans la lune, and accurately predicted that that ideal location for a space base is in Florida.
Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days by his friends at the Reform Club.
Jules Verne In this science fiction classic, Captain Nemo and his crew travel the world’s seas in the submarine Nautilus, lured on by tales of sea monsters. During their amazing adventures they encounter scientific wonders, travel to remote islands and discover magical coral gardens, sunken treasure, strange creatures and other mysteries of the deep…
Jules Verne This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.
Jules Verne Les Indes noires (literally The Black Indies) is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, serialized in Le Temps in March and April 1877 and published immediately afterward by Pierre-Jules Hetzel.  The first UK edition was published in October 1877 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington as The Child of the Cavern, or Strange Doings Underground. Other English titles for the novel include Black Diamonds and The Underground City.
Upton Sinclair, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, H. G. Wellls, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, H. P. Lovecraft, Rabindranath Tagore, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott & Jack London This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal
Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Allan England, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Louis Stevenson, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Joseph Conrad, Leo Tolstoy & Thomas Hardy An anthology of 50 classic books with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
"20,000 Leagues Under the Seas" by Jules Verne
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Afterglow" by George Allan England
"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
"Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery
"Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
"The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"The Death of Ivan Ilych" by Leo Tolstoy
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
"Emma" by Jane Austen
"Far From the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
"Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
"Howards End" by E.M. Forester
"The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance" by H.G. Wells
"Jacob's Room" by Virginia Woolf
"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" by James Fenimore Cooper
"Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
"Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
"Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe
"My Man Jeeves" by P.G. Wodehouse
"The N****r of the ''Narcissus" by Joseph Conrad
"Nostromo" by Joseph Conrad
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
Jules Verne Join three intrepid explorers as they seek to cross and explore the continent of Africa from Indian Ocean to Atlantic Ocean, except they’re doing it by hot air balloon. Scholar and scientist Samuel Ferguson, his manservant Joe, and his friend Richard “Dick” Kennedy engage in this mighty scientific feat, as they face danger after danger, enjoy adventure after adventure, and experience the literal highs and lows of Africa from the view of a hot air balloon.
Jules Verne 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. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search. They explore Patagonia, Tristan da Cunha Island, Amsterdam Island, Australia and new Zeland and find Captain Grant at last.
Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne is a classic science fiction novel that tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. Captain Nemo’s fascinating journey under the sea starts with the sighting of a mysterious sea monster.
Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea(s) (French:
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by
French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain
Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers,
Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (which is not the
original edition which had no illustrations) was published by Hetzel, contains a
number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jules Verne The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 (equal to about £1. 5 million today) from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train at 8:45 P. M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.
Jules Verne "To-morrow, at the turn of the tide, the brig Forward, K. Z., captain, Richard Shandon, mate, will clear from New Prince's Docks; destination unknown." This announcement appeared in the Liverpool Herald of April 5, 1860. The sailing of a brig is not a matter of great importance for the chief commercial city of England. Who would take notice of it in so great a throng of ships of all sizes and of every country, that dry-docks covering two leagues scarcely contain them? Nevertheless, from early morning on the 6th of April, a large crowd collected on the quays of the New Prince's Docks; all the sailors of the place seemed to have assembled there. The workingmen of the neighboring wharves had abandoned their tasks, tradesmen had left their gloomy shops, and the merchants their empty warehouses. The many-colored omnibuses which pass outside of the docks were discharging, every minute, their load of sight-seers; the whole city seemed to care for nothing except watching the departure of the Forward.
Jules Verne As Comet Gallia flys by Earth it touches the planet and collects a few small chunks. Along with these pieces there were thirty-six people. At first the people did not realize at what had happened then they noticed weight loss, then Ben Zoof jumped twelve meters high. Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius If wasn't for a time that they realized that the were Off on a Comet.
Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is a classic adventure novel that follows Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days to win a bet that would be worth over $2,000,000 today.
Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Edward Bellamy, G. K. Chesterton, Isaac Asimov, Edgar Rice Burroughs & George Allan England An anthology of 50 classic science fiction books with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
Works and authors include:
Mary Shelley Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus The Last Man
Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas Around the World in Eighty Days From the Earth to the Moon A Journey to the Interior of the Earth The Mysterious Island
Edward Bellamy Dr. Heidenhoff's Process Looking Backward Equality
G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
H.G. Wells The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance The Island of Doctor Moreau The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The World Set Free
Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars The Gods of Mars Warlord of Mars Thuvia, Maid of Mars The Chessmen of Mars
George Allan England The Air Trust The Afterglow Beyond The Great Oblivion The Flying Legion The Last New Yorker
Isaac Asimov Youth
Alan Edward Nourse Circus The Coffin Cure The Dark Door Image of the Gods Letter of the Law The Link Meeting of the Board
My Friend Bobby
Jules Verne Ticket No. "9672" is a fascinating tale of two women who live in a Norway Inn. Dame Hansen is a foolish creature whose mistakes must be dealt with by her daughter Hulda. Coming to their aid is their brother Joel and the remarkable Sylvius Hogg, who helps them all after the young Hansens rescue him from the edge of the Rjukanfos Waterfall.
Jules Verne Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Club in Philadelphia, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Go-Ahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur’s heavier than air “Clipper of the Clouds”. A fascinating companion to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robur the Conqueror explores many of the same themes.
Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, William Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce & Emily Brontë Table of Contents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Translated by Geo M. Towle The Call of the Wild by Jack London The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Constance Garnett
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Translation by John Ormsby Dracula by Bram Stoker Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling Middlemarch by George Eliot
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood Moby Dick by Herman Melville Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Ulysses by James Joyce
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Jules Verne The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of a British merchant captain named James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue Halliburtt, the abolitionist journalist father of a young girl held prisoner by the Confederates. Verne's tale was inspired by reality as many ships were actually lost while acting as blockade runners in and around Charleston in the early 1860s.
Jules Verne The Mysterious Island is a classic adventure novel written by Jules Verne. 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. Here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.
Jules Verne It was a bold project of Hatteras to push his way to the North Pole, and gain for his country the honour and glory of its discovery. But he had done all that lay in human power now, and, after having struggled for nine months against currents and tempests, shattering icebergs and breaking through almost insurmountable barriers, amid the cold of an unprecedented winter, after having outdistanced all his predecessors and accomplished half his task, he suddenly saw all his hopes blasted.
Jules Verne During the Federal war in the United States a new and very influential club was established in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. It is well known with what energy the military instinct was developed amongst that nation of shipowners, shopkeepers, and mechanics. Mere tradesmen jumped their counters to become extempore captains, colonels, and generals without having passed the Military School at West Point; they soon rivalled their colleagues of the old continent, and, like them, gained victories by dint of lavishing bullets, millions, and men. But where Americans singularly surpassed Europeans was in the science of ballistics, or of throwing massive weapons by the use of an engine; not that their arms attained a higher degree of perfection, but they were of unusual dimensions, and consequently of hitherto unknown ranges. The English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn about flank, running, enfilading, or point blank firing; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket pistols compared with the formidable engines of American artillery. This fact ought to astonish no one. The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are born engineers, just as Italians are musicians and Germans meta-physicians.
Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne is a classic science fiction novel that follows a professor and his nephew as they descend into an extinct volcano on the way to exciting adventures.
Jules Verne A few years ago the world was suddenly astounded by hearing of an experiment of a most novel and daring nature, altogether unprecedented in the annals of science. In accordance with the Cambridge men's note, the cannon intended to discharge the projectile was to be planted in some country not further than 28° north or south from the equator, so that it might be aimed vertically at the Moon in the zenith. The bullet was to be animated with an initial velocity of 12,000 yards to the second. It was to be fired off on the night of December 1st, at thirteen minutes and twenty seconds before eleven o'clock, precisely. Four days afterwards it was to hit the Moon, at the very moment that she reached her perigee, that is to say, her nearest point to the Earth, about 228,000 miles distant. The leading members of the Club, namely President Barbican, Secretary Marston, Major Elphinstone and General Morgan, forming the executive committee, held several meetings to discuss the shape and material of the bullet, the nature and position of the cannon, and the quantity and quality of the powder. These questions settled, Barbican, aided by Murphy, the Chief Engineer of the Cold Spring Iron Works, selected a spot in Florida, near the 27th degree north latitude, called Stony Hill, where after the performance of many wonderful feats in mining engineering, the Columbiad was successfully cast. Things had reached this state when an incident occurred which excited the general interest a hundred fold.
James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, H. P. Lovecraft, Marcel Proust, Herman Melville, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Bram Stoker, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Stendhal, Rabindranath Tagore, Jack London, Mary Shelley, George Sand, William Somerset Maugham, Walter Scott, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift & Rebecca West This 2nd volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat
Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce, James: Ulysses
Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies
Kipling, Rudyard: Kim
La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves
Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons
Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers
Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow
Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly
Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk
Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness
Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness
Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage
Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick
Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher
Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way
Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho
Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool
Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis
Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
Stendhal: The Red and the Black
Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma
Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy
Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels
Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World
Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now
Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur
Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine
West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier
Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber
Zola, Émile: Germinal
Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, Plato, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Steven Armstrong, Francis Bacon, H.P. Blavatsky, Jules Verne & Ignatius Donnelly This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Atlantis.
Jules Verne 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.
Jules Verne EL sol iba a desaparecer detrás de las colinas que limitaban el horizonte hacia el oeste. El tiempo era hermoso. Por el lado opuesto, algunas nubecillas reflejaban los último s rayos, que no tardarían en extinguirse en las sombras del crepúsculo, de bastante duración en el grado 55 del hemisferio austral. En el momento que el disco solar mostraba solamente su parte superior, un cañonazo resonó a bordo del “aviso” Santa Fe, y el pabellón de la República Argentina flameó.
Jules Verne In 1859 Lt. Jasper Hobson and other members of the Hudson's Bay Company travel through the Northwest Territories of Canada to Cape Bathurst on the Arctic Ocean on the mission to create a fort at 70 degrees, north of the Arctic Circle. The area they come to is very rich with wildlife and natural resources. Jasper Hobson and his party establish a fort here. At some point, an earthquake occurs, and from then on, laws of physics seem altered (a total eclipse happens to be only partial; tides are not perceived anymore). They eventually realise that they are on an iceberg separated from the sea ice that is drifting south. Hobson does a daily measurement to know the iceberg's location. The iceberg passes the Bering Strait and the iceberg (which is now much smaller, since the warmer waters has melted some parts) finally reaches a small island. A Danish whaling ship finds them. Every member in Hobson's party is rescued and they all survive.
Jules Verne Viaje al centro de la Tierra (Voyage au centre de la Terre) es una novela de Julio Verne, publicada el 25 de noviembre de 1864, que trata de la expedición de un profesor de mineralogía, su sobrino y un guía al interior del globo. Esta es una de las pocas novelas de Julio Verne que no fue serializada. Guardado en el manuscrito original de la Heimskringla de Snorri Sturluson, que ha encontrado en la tienda de un judío, el profesor alemán Otto Lidenbrock descubre un pergamino con un texto cifrado; el autor es un sabio islandés del siglo XVI que afirma haber llegado al centro de la Tierra: Arne Saknussemm . El grupo ingresa por un volcán hacia el interior del globo terráqueo, en donde vivirán innumerables peripecias, incluyendo el asombroso descubrimiento de un mar interior y un mundo mesozoico completo enterrado en las profundidades, así como la existencia de iluminación de carácter eléctrico. En esta novela, Verne utiliza uno de los inventos existentes en la época: la lámpara del minero, creada por los físicos franceses Dumas y Benoît a partir de la bobina de Ruhmkorff y del tubo de Geissler. 3 Es infundada, pues, la idea de que fue el mismo Verne quien inventó esta fuente muy luminosa
Jules Verne Little though they seem to think of it, the people of this twenty-ninth century live continually in fairyland. Surfeited as they are with marvels, they are indifferent in presence of each new marvel. To them all seems natural. Could they but duly appreciate the refinements of civilization in our day; could they but compare the present with the past, and so better comprehend the advance we have made! How much fairer they would find our modern towns, with populations amounting sometimes to 10,000,000 souls; their streets 300 feet wide, their houses 1000 feet in height; with a temperature the same in all seasons; with their lines of aerial locomotion crossing the sky in every direction! If they would but picture to themselves the state of things that once existed, when through muddy streets rumbling boxes on wheels, drawn by horses - yes, by horses! - were the only means of conveyance. Think of the railroads of the olden time, and you will be able to appreciate the pneumatic tubes through which to-day one travels at the rate of 1000 miles an hour. Would not our contemporaries prize the telephone and the telephote more highly if they had not forgotten the telegraph?
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A Journey to the Center of the Earth (French: Voyage au centre de la Terre, also translated under the titles Journey to the Centre of the Earth and A Journey to the Interior of the Earth) is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. 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. (Wikipedia)
Jules Verne The Survivors of the Chancellor is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers (in the form of a diary).
Jules Verne This book contains characters ,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. This science fiction is an adventurous tale that states auction of the Arctic energy reserves has a definite 21st century ring.
Jules Verne 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.
Jules Verne The Winter Amid The Ice story is rather depressing and somewhat unfulfilling of early promise. The last, by Paul Verne, about Mont Blanc is a very matter-of-fact account of someone making an early ascent, and was for me one of the better stories. Altogether a mixed bag of well-written but somewhat average stories.
Jules Verne Vingt mille lieues sous les mers est un roman d'aventures de Jules Verne, paru en 1869-1870. 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.
Jules Verne "The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived." — Arthur C. Clarke An adventurous geology professor chances upon a manuscript in which a 16th-century explorer claims to have found a route to the earth's core. Professor Lidenbrock can't resist the opportunity to investigate, and with his nephew Axel, he sets off across Iceland in the company of Hans Bjelke, a native guide. The expedition descends into an extinct volcano toward a sunless sea, where they encounter a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life — a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Originally published in 1864, Jules Verne's classic remains critically acclaimed for its style and imaginative visions. Verne wrote many fantasy stories that later proved remarkably prescient, and his distinctive combination of realism and romanticism exercised a lasting influence on writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jean-Paul Sartre. In addition to the excitement of an action novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth has the added appeal of a psychological quest, in which the sojourn itself is as significant as the ultimate destination.