Works of Jules Verne : Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; A Journey to the Center of the Earth; From the Earth to the Moon; Round the Moon; Around the World in Eighty Days
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Works of Jules Verne : Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; A Journey to the Center of the Earth; From the Earth to the Moon; Round the Moon; Around the World in Eighty Days

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This superb volume of classic science fiction and adventure represents the best of Jules Verne, the master of imaginative literature who has been called "The Father of Science Fiction."

The stories in this volume are complete and unabridged-- the original novels as they were first published -- illustrated by hundreds of rare, exciting and atmospheric 19th century French eng...more
Leather Bound, 729 pages
Published 2004 by Borders Classics (first published 1929)
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It definitely doesn't feel like it took me a month to get through this monstrosity. Though I did break between books with other novels, so it was much more manageable.

So. Jules Verne, one of our great forefathers of science fiction. He provides massive amounts of science and math, which go above my head most of the time. Regardless, I like him. I even like the movies that were based upon his novels. Even after this collection, I still want to read more of his stuff. A reliable source (aka, Wikip...more
Oct 30, 2008 Lori rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone! You have got to read it!
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20,000 Leauges Under The Sea:

I have never seen the movie, tho now, having read the book, I will most definetly go out and rent it. I was always under the impression that the whole novel was based on a submarine trip to the bottom of the ocean to fight a gigantic squid...

I could not have been more wrong. Verne is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. While his books get very technically and scientifically descriptive (which makes for a long, hard read), I find myself pulled in and turning p...more
Matt C.
The book is decent - it has the Verne stories in it (20,000 Leagues, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the world in 80 days, etc.) and is nicely bound and printed. There are some typos, however, and though the illustrations are kind of neat they're clearly artistically done by someone who's never read the descriptions (Hans, the Icelandic guide from Journey, had a "Herculean" build and the illustration shows him as a shorter fattish man). From the Earth to the Moon didn't interest me in...more
Barbara Mason
This work was Journey to the Center of the Earth. Just the other day, I realized I had never read it. I loved the old movie and being the reader that I am, I could not believe my neglect.
This is the translation of the Jules Verne original and I must say, at times the reading is rough. It was written and translated long ago so some of the words are...confusing as well as sentence structure and meaning. But even through all that I still enjoyed the read. I did find the main character a bit childis...more
Elijah Kinch Spector
Goddammit. I was all excited to have this great collection, I read a few pages into Twenty Thousand Leagues... having never read any Verne before, only to do a little research and realize that these are apparently the best-known English translations: in other words, the shitty ones that cut out large chunks for no good reason and make mistakes that lead generations of English-speaking readers to think that Verne was an amateurish writer for young children.

Now I have to go find a good translation...more
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 3.5 stars. This was kind of boring at the beginning, but it got better and more interesting halfway through.

Around the World in 80 Days - 4.5 stars. More suspenseful and interesting than 20,000 Leagues.

The Blockade Runners - 4 stars. Quick read.

From the Earth to the Moon/Round the Moon - I couldn't get into this and decided not to finish it.

Four stars average for the 3 I read.
It is a decent collection of his more well known books but his writing is a bit dry in spots as far as scientifically classifying almost every creature he encounters. These are books I wanted to read but now that I have I will most likely not bother to reread them. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the flying ship one were suspiciously similar.
John Cloud
Fabulous mind in an age where man could do anything... the age of savants... the only thing left to read is Vernes Biography. I can't wait!
I have read these stories as a child and teenager now I am rereading them because they were amazing then and still are.
Scott Holmes
Tales from my childhood. Ah but science fiction can come true.
Doe E.
I've never read anything by Verne that I didn't like!
R. C.

Establishing cultural terms !
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa...more
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