Jules Verne: Four Novels: Five Weeks in a Balloon / A Journey to the Center of the Earth / Twenty Thousand League... (Hardcover)

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    French writer Jules Verne (February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905) pioneered the science fiction literary genre. He published many plays, essays, short stories, and poems during his lifetime, but is best known forTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, and A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Today, he is one of the most translated authors in the world.

    Ernest Hilbert received his doctorate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University in 2000. He has served as editor for theOxford Quarterly, Random House’s magazine Bold Type, and the Contemporary Poetry Review. His writing has appeared inAmerican Scholar, The New Republic, The New Criterion, London Magazine,Yale Review, and many other publications. He is an antiquarian bookseller with the firm Bauman Rare Books, where he has had the pleasure of placing many Charles Dickens first editions of into private and public collections.
    2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Finalist in Gift Books
    Legendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals--and reading them in a deluxe classic edition is even better!
    This revised, elegant book features the African exploration of Five Weeks in a Balloon; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine inTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days, the famous story of an incredible expedition; and the classicJourney to the Center of the Earth, which takes readers into our world’s geological past. With a genuine leather cover, printed endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark, as well as an introduction by an expert on Verne’s life and writing, it’s an excellent introduction to the work of this well-loved author.
    Expand your home library--and your imagination--with Jules Verne!

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    ISBN 9781607103172
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 691
    Publisher Date 2012-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Canterbury Classics
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 2.0 in
    Unit weight 2.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Four Novels: Five Weeks in a Balloon / A Journey to the Center of the Earth / Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea / Around the World in Eighty Days
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Verne, Jules
    Country of Origin United States

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