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 in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"; "Around the
World in Eighty Days," the famous story of an incredible
expedition; and the classic "Journey 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
Expand your home library--and your imagination--with "Jules
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 for "Twenty 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 the "Oxford Quarterly," Random House''s magazine "Bold Type,"
and the "Contemporary Poetry Review." His writing has appeared in
"American 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.