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  • Jules Verne

    Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8th, 1828 on Île Feydeau, a small artificial island on the Loire River in Nantes.His father wanted his son to take over the family law practice. Jules started along this course and despite graduating with a licence en droit in January 1851 was soon diverted by the lure of literature and by his own ambitious talents in this direction.He wrote for the theatre and for magazines and soon with the publication of his first novel; Five Weeks in a Balloon on January 31st, 1863 he had begun his career as an admired and popular author.For many, many years the works flowed, usually no less than and often more than two volumes per year. His meticulous...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Pierre Aronnax is a famous marine biologist, who works together with his manservant Conseil and harpoonist Ned Land. The three brave men are tirelessly hunting a mysterious sea monster in the dangerous sea waters. But a great danger loom over them. Why are the three sailors chasing the monster? Why do they want to kill it at any cost? Will they succeed or will the creature attack and kill them? Find out all the answers in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction and adventure novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' from 1870. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Despite his wealth, the rich British gentleman Phileas Fogg lives a simple and humble life. He is a member of the Reform Club, which is one of London’s best gentleman's club. One day at the club, Fogg gets involved in an argument. The gentlemen disagree whether it is possible to travel all the way around the globe in only 80 days. Fogg bets that 80 days is enough and accepts a wager of pound20,000 to complete the journey himself within 80 days. Will Phileas Fogg prove that he was right? Or will he lose half of his fortune trying? Find all the answers in Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel 'Around the World in 80 Days' from 1873. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Quiquendone is a small town in West Flanders, whose citizens are the wisest, most sociable and hospitable people. The town’s mayor, Van Tricasse, claims that the one if a person dies without having decided anything in his life then he has attained perfection. One day, Dr. Ox comes to the mayor with an offer. He wants to build a gas lightning system, at no cost for the city. However, Ox's intentions are completely different and this seemingly noble deed is just a facade. Will Van Tricasse accept the proposal? And what is Dr. Ox’s real plan? Find all the answers in Jules Verne’s humorous science fiction story 'The Mysterious Dr. Ox' from 1872. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. His simple plan becomes complicated by two passengers who board his new ship under false pretenses in order to carry out a rescue mission, one which Capt. Playfair adopts as his own cause. This is going make the Rebels in Charleston rather unhappy with him. Sure, his new ship is fast - but can it escape the cannonballs of both North and South? (Summary by Mark...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Listen to The Blockade Runners with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. Writing at the end of the American Civil War, Verne weaves this story of a Scottish merchant who, in desperation at the interruption of the flow of Southern cotton due to the Union blockade, determines to build his own fast ship and run guns to the Confederates in exchange for the cotton piling up unsold on their wharves. His simple plan becomes complicated by two passengers who board his new ship under false pretenses in order to carry out a rescue mission, one which Capt. Playfair adopts as his own cause. This is going make the Rebels in Charleston rather unhappy with him. Sure, his new...read more

  • Jules Verne

    The Blockade Runners is a story by Jules Verne. The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of a British merchant captain named James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue Halliburtt, the abolitionist journalist father of a young girl held prisoner (the father, not the girl) by the Confederates. Verne's tale was inspired by reality as many ships were actually lost while acting as blockade runners in and around Charleston in the early 1860s. Artist Bio Author: Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his...read more

  • Voltaire

    C'est la vie: Große französische Romane und Erzählungen – ungekürzt! Französische Literatur – das ist seit jeher ein besonderer Blick auf unsere Welt und darauf, wie das Leben ist. Leidenschaftliche, ja unsterbliche Liebe, philosophischer Humor, erotische Abenteuerlust und Spaß am Spiel sind die Hauptthemen der großen Box: zeitlose Unterhaltung mit Esprit. Mit dabei: Die Frau von dreißig Jahren (Balzac), Die Kameliendame (Dumas), Candide (Voltaire), Erotische Meisterwerke (Maupassant), In 80 Tagen um die Welt (Verne). Außerdem dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit...read more

  • Jules Verne

    ÒNo good deed goes UnpunishedÓ, as the saying goes. A wealthy Egyptian leaves millions of buried treasure on an island and sends the location to the Captain that saved him while fleeing certain death from Napoleon Bonaparte. However the Egyptian does not leave the entire location: only the Latitude. The Longitude will be made known to him in time. Decades pass before a shifty notary from Alexandria arrives with the necessary Longitude, and now the lust for greed has passed from Captain to Son. Thus begins the tale of this treasure hunt, taking use from St. Malo, France to the shores of Arabian Coast and beyond. Follow this tale of strangers in strange lands, greedy third parties...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Mysterious entities take possession of a long deserted castle creating fear among the residents of the adjacent village of Werst, in Transylvania. The village sends two men to the castle to investigate, but they are repulsed by what the men feel are supernatural means. The heroes of the story, Count Franz de Telek and his man Rotzko learn of the mystery while passing through the village and become determined to solve...read more

  • Jules Verne

    The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne's fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th...read more

  • Jules Verne

    This volume, entitled "The Great Navigators of the 18th century", forms the second of three volumes under the general title of "Celebrated Travels and Travellers". The first volume of the series, "Exploration of the World", covers a period in the world's history extending from B.C. 505, to the close of the 17th century, and the third volume gives an account of "The Great Explorers and Travellers of the 19th Century". - Summary from the Publishers'...read more

  • Jules Verne

    This volume, entitled "The great explorers of the 19th century", forms the third of three volumes under the general title of "Celebrated travels and travellers". Volume three comprehends: "The dawn of a century of discovery" (part I, chap. I), "The exploration and colonization of Africa" (part I, chap. II), "The oriental scientific movement and American discoveries" (part I, chap. III), "Voyages round the world, and Polar expeditions" (part II, chap. I), "French circumnavigators" (part II, chap. II), "Polar expeditions" (part II, chap. III, part I) and "The North Pole" (part II, chap. III, part II). - Summary by...read more

  • Jules Verne

    The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne’s fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th...read more

  • Jules Verne

    - Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. descubre el corazón de África de la mano del doctor Samuel Ferguson, su amigo Dick Kennedy y su ayudante Joe. los tres aventureros inician en Zanzíbar un viaje sin precedentes: sobrevolar África en un globo inflado con hidrógeno, un continente entonces desconocido, objeto de mitos, creencias y supersticiones. Sumérgete en Este auténtico viaje lleno de aventuras y sobresaltos...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Un savant, Samuel Fergusson, accompagné de son domestique Joe et de son ami Dick Kennedy entreprend de traverser le continent africain — alors incomplètement exploré — à l’aide d’un ballon gonflé à l’hydrogène. Il a en effet inventé un dispositif qui, en lui évitant de perdre du gaz ou de devoir jeter du lest pour régler son altitude, autorise les plus longs voyages. Ce voyage est supposé relier les explorations faites par Burton et Speke en Afrique orientale à celles de Heinrich Barth dans les régions du Sahara et du Tchad. Partis de Zanzibar, les trois aéronautes réalisent effectivement la traversée, au prix de mille aventures au terme desquelles ils parviennent...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Un savant, Samuel Ferguson, accompagné de son domestique Joe et de son ami Dick Kennedy entreprend de traverser le continent africain - alors incomplètement exploré - à l'aide d'un ballon gonflé à l'hydrogène. Il a en effet inventé un dispositif qui, en lui évitant de perdre du gaz ou de devoir jeter du lest pour régler son altitude, autorise les plus longs voyages. Ce voyage est supposé relier les explorations faites par Burton et Speke en Afrique orientale à celles de Heinrich Barth dans les régions du Sahara et du Tchad. Partis de Zanzibar, les trois aéronautes réalisent effectivement la traversée, au prix de mille aventures au terme desquelles ils parviennent au...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Tenter de traverser l'Afrique d'est en ouest par la voie des airs, c'était, au temps de Jules Verne, une entreprise d'une audace incroyable. Comme on petit s'y attendre, les cinq semaines qu'il faudra au docteur Fergusson et à ses deux compagnons pour y parvenir seront pleines d'imprévu et de péripéties. Ce livre passionnera tous ceux qui s'intéressent aux débuts de...read more

  • Jules Verne

    De held van het verhaal is Phileas Fogg, die een weddenschap aangaat dat hij in tachtig dagen om de wereld kan reizen. Vergezeld van zijn knecht Passepartout gaat hij van start, maar al vanaf de allereerste dag wordt hij tegengewerkt door inspecteur Fix van Scotland...read more

  • Jules Verne

    De la Terre à la Lune', c'est la folle aventure de trois hommes projetés, à la suite d'un pari d'artilleurs, dans un gigantesque obus transformé en wagon-lit en direction de la Lune. Mais c'est sans compter les météorites, l'attraction terrestre et les mystères de la mathématique spatiale... «  Vous savez quels progrès la balistique a fait depuis quelques années (..). Et bien, partant de ce principe, je me suis demandé s'il ne serait pas possible d'envoyer un boulet dans la lune...  » Cette proposition du président Barbicane aux membres du Gun-Club de Baltimore recueille l'unanimité. Après une année de préparatifs fébriles, nous assistons au départ de l'obus... Un...read more