Five Weeks in a Balloon or Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen

Author:   Jules Verne ,  William Lackland
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing
ISBN:  

9781162640549


Pages:   358
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Five Weeks in a Balloon or Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen


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1869. With illustrations. French writer and pioneer of science fiction, who is best known today for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. Five Weeks in a Balloon is Verne's first novel. It is, in a measure, a satire on modern books of African travel. So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travelers pass over are described, it is entirely accurate. It gives, in some particulars, a survey of nearly the whole field of African discovery, and in this way will often serve to refresh the memory of the reader. The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious. The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful travelers' tales with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be extravagant; while the ingenuity and invention of the author will be sure to excite the surprise and the admiration of the reader, who will find Verne as much at home in voyaging through the air as in journeying Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas.

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Author:   Jules Verne ,  William Lackland
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing
Imprint:   Kessinger Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 22.90cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 15.20cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781162640549


ISBN 10:   1162640545
Pages:   358
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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