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Jules Verne: Around the World in 80 Days


Jules Verne: Around the World in 80 Days


JULES VERNE, often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction,” wrote his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, at the age of 35. He went on to be the second most translated author on earth, (after Agatha Christie), writing books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they became practical realities.

Around The World in 80 Days has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.  

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Jules Verne, author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, From The Earth to the Moon, The Mysterious Island, and countless other literary masterpieces.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1873.

● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Jules Verne: Moments in Time and Space. A Cultural and Historical Perspective of the author’s life, by Pima Eccleston.

The appearance of this magnificently produced 21st century edition of Around The World in 80 Days will surely delight the countless admirers of Jules Verne.

—Matt Travers

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