Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon : 5 Weeks in a Balloon
by Jules Verne , Dr. Keith Carabine , Roger Cardinal
Editor: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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With an Introduction and Notes per mProfessor Roger CardinalUniversity of Kent at CanterburyTranslationsare by Paul Desages (Around the World in Eighty Days) and Arthur Chambres (Five Weeks in Balloon)JULES VERNE (1828-1905) POSSEDIT a rare gift of the storyteller to be able to present the wacky and downright incredible in an effortless way to inspire his reader with allegiance and confidenceThis volume contains two of his best loved sons, chosen from the sixty-four titles of “Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne’s innovative contribution in the canon of modern science fictionAround the World in Eighty Days (1873) concerns hair raising travel, as a bet by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeded but onlyin the world tour within eighty daysThe Fogg Dour’s obsession with his calendar is complemented by the dynamism and versatility of his French servant, his all-purpose, whose talent for getting into scratches brings color and suspense to the race against time.Five Weeks in Balloon (1863) was Verne’s first novelThis apocryphal documents escapade across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and still capable Dr. Fergusson, the prototype of the adventurous Vernian
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