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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
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Leather Bound, 729 pages
Published 2004 by Borders Classics (first published January 1st 1929)
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Angela
Mar 18, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
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
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Silvana
February 17, 2016:
Read six of them eons ago, but there are still many voyages extraordinaires novels I haven't got the chance to read.

So tonight I watched Discovery's Prophet of Science because it is about Verne. And apparently he did made other scientific 'prophecies' aside from the moon landing, submarines, fuel cell cars and so on. 'Robur the Conquerer' was mentioned (steampunk airplane!) so I gotta read this one. Then, in Kindle store, I found this collection for only $0.99. That's like the
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Jack Pramitte
Mar 10, 2016 Jack Pramitte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: référence
Excellente édition numérique. Les illustrations sont bien mieux scannées et intégrées que celles de l'édition Arvensa. C'est un réel plaisir de pouvoir se plonger dans la lecture de Jules Verne avec des illustrations plein écran. Et le coût est dérisoire.

Attention, cette édition pèse tout de même 230 Mo.
Plus de 24 000 pages (format poche), sans compter les illustrations.
Paul Devall
Nov 07, 2014 Paul Devall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Classic.
Doe
Jan 15, 2013 Doe rated it it was amazing
I've never read anything by Verne that I didn't like!
Tim Meechan
Jul 08, 2017 Tim Meechan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
To be clear, I haven't finished the entire tomb, just Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, I decided to read this due to Jules Verne's writings being referred to in both of the novels I just completed, Bedtime Stories by Joseph Blum and the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Although each came from very different backgrounds, the main characters in both stories had enjoyed Verne's writings while growing up, as I had, over 40 years ago. My thought was, time to read him again, and slip back to my t
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Chris
Jun 16, 2016 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules Verne does a pretty good job of having creating interesting stories that are compelling but bogs them down in details about the geography or flora and fauna. I realize these stories were meant to teach about different climates and geographies and all that but at the same time it made them harder to read. Also, did the usefulness of pemmican in exploration have to be described every time it is mentioned? No. Overall they are good but can be slow to get through.

Five Weeks in a Balloon - 3
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Oscar Basuyaux
May 03, 2015 Oscar Basuyaux rated it liked it
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C
Jan 05, 2017 C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the entire collection when i was about 12-14 years old. A delight for any adventure, mystery and SF lover. each story, apart from the three main genre features mentioned above, praises the spirit of freedom,courage and fight personified in Verne s ultimate great characters.
Lori
Apr 16, 2008 Lori rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone! You have got to read it!
Shelves: fiction
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
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Fraser
Jan 28, 2014 Fraser rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to confess, I didn't read everything here, just the main novels, and not any of the short stories included.

Why? I started to tire out of my late Victorian adventurer mode! I thoroughly enjoyed "A Journey to the Interior of the Earth", "20,000 leagues", "The Mysterious Island" etc, but found that this was enough. Going back to my childhood in terms of having wanted to read these books seems like a long long time ago, and it was fun to a point.

Verne's novels are very readable, they have dat
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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
Jun 17, 2013 Barbara Mason rated it liked it
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
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Peter Jochinger
If your looking for adventure then this is a must read. I have read this works in conjunction with the works of H.G.Wells which I also give 5 stars. To sum up for the reader: One is the master of understanding love and romance in the narrative and Jules Verne is the master of adventure and imagination.
Travel the continent the way no one else could describe, visit the north pole in detail then journey the jungles of deepest Africa. No land is left untouched absolutely remarkable.
Both books are am
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Annie
Jul 29, 2012 Annie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jay Wright
Mar 30, 2016 Jay Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a selection of readings including 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World and 80 Days and others. I read Journey as a teen and it is still good. The best is Around the World. I enjoyed seeing what Verne thought would happen and what is interesting is how much he got right. Classics.
Angus
Jun 18, 2012 Angus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Fred
Nov 15, 2015 Fred rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best $1.99 cents that l spent in my life.Truly once finished you have been around the world and didn't worry how many days it took.
Jo Jacobs
Jun 08, 2015 Jo Jacobs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nu weten jullie waarom ik naar IJsland wou....
Kavyasrestha Khatai
Well Have read only the Mysterious Island and Around the world in 80 days
Ron
Jul 23, 2014 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON...it was EXCELLENT!!! I am amazed at the accuracy even though it was written so long ago!
Maria Cunningham
Jan 29, 2013 Maria Cunningham added it
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I loved the adventure!
R. C.
Jun 17, 2012 R. C. rated it really liked it

Establishing cultural terms !
Melody
Jun 11, 2012 Melody rated it it was amazing
I have read these stories as a child and teenager now I am rereading them because they were amazing then and still are.
Yves Leblanc
Dec 29, 2014 Yves Leblanc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good contemporary stories, although somewhat long at times and very quick wrap-up.
John Cloud
Aug 14, 2012 John Cloud rated it really liked it
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!
Lily Bravo
May 19, 2016 Lily Bravo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es el libro indicado si te gusta la ciencia y aventura
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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
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“Moreover, we must look upon what is to occur as having already occurred, and see nothing but the present in the future, for the future is but the present a little farther on.” 2 likes
“Los viajeros, encarcelados en un nuevo satélite, si bien es verdad que no habían alcanzado su objetivo, formaban al menos parte del mundo lunar; gravitaban alrededor del astro de la noche, y por primera vez podía la vista penetrar todos sus misterios.” 1 likes
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