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Works of Jules Verne [Hardcover]

Jules Verne
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Feb 1984
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Outlet (Feb 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517413728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517413722
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 5.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,460,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jules Verne was born in Nantes in 1828, the eldest of five children
of a prosperous family claiming French, Breton, and Scottish
ancestry. His early years were happy apart from an unfulfilled
passion for his cousin Caroline. Literature always attracted him
and while taking a law degree in Paris he wrote a number of plays.
His first book, about a journey to Scotland, was not published
during his lifetime. However, in 1862, Five Weeks in a Balloon was
accepted by the publisher Hetzel, becoming an immediate success.
It was followed by Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty
Thousand Leagues under the Seas, Around the World in Eighty Days,
and sixty other novels, covering the whole world (and below
and beyond). Verne himself travelled over three continents, before
suddenly selling his yacht in 1886. Eight of the books appeared after
his death in 1905--although they were in fact written partly by his
son, Michel.

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110 of 110 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of works but not perfect 28 Sep 2010
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This is an excellent but not comprehensive collection of his works. Its well worth downloading to your kindle so you can read any of the 27 Verne novels included (He wrote 54 novels plus other short stories; but his most famous are here). The translations from French to English are mixed between newer translations and old - this is important because unfortunately some of the older (Victorian) translations of Verne's works were not faithful to the original texts, with certain translators removing elements that were perceived as critical of the British Empire (though Verne was certainly not Anti-British, and some of his most popular works feature British heros). The books appear to be, for the most part, a mix of newer translations and the better older translations.

My only (very minor) gripe with this ebook is when you use your Kindle's "Go to..." and try to select the "Table of Contents", the button is greyed out. This is the publisher's fault as they've created the table of contents in the wrong way. It DOES exist however; you just need to go to the "Cover" and then turn a couple of pages; it has a comprehensive set of links to each book and then each chapter as needed.

So 4.5/5 for the books and translations, and lost half a star for one minor annoyance. This is a well presented and organised collection, and for the tiny amount asked, well worth it; certainly much easier than collecting the works individually for free (and legally) from the internet. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jules verne 22 Oct 2011
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Iam a fan of this author and already have a shelf-ful of his works but this nicely complemented this collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Works of Jules Verne 15 April 2012
By powt
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One of the worlds favourite authors. His stories are classics with a lovely old world charm that attracts readers of all ages, you never seem to tire of reding his tales over and over again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old style fantasy 27 Mar 2012
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Jules Verne wrote some amazing science fiction and though his style is, at times, over detailed the stories are excellent. My only complaint about this book is that some words appear to be corrupted and you have to guess (easy in most cases) what they should be. I am not sure whether this is an error with the download or in the base ebook.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's £1.29 for 27 novels, for God's sake. 18 Jan 2012
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That's astonishing value for money for a lot a Kindle fodder. If, like me, you had not previously read any Verne but wanted to know what the fuss was all about (if not, why are you reading this?), then press the 'buy' button now! At that price, what can possible go wrong?

And it doesn't even weigh anything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Out of copyright books - poor version 16 Sep 2012
By h3
Format:Kindle Edition
The Project Gutenberg versions are better (And free as they should be). You can download them as DRM free mobi files and either e-mail them to your @free.kindle.com account or just copy them over.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good job 29 Nov 2013
By Al G
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Very happy with this, delivered on time and what I needed. Good value and quality and would recommend to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars works of Jules Vern 30 Aug 2013
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Classic have read 2 of them so far great escape books worth a read amazing how his stories and machines are now fact. Use your imagination
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Te Works of Jules Verne ( 27 Books with Active table of contents)
Brilliant read, 20,000 leagues makes you wonder if there is a Time Machine about. I haven't read them all yet, but am progressing.
Published 17 months ago by Michael Brassington
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic
What can you say, this collection is a must-have for any avid reader. Reading these tales now with all our modern technology makes you realize just how far-forward thinking Verne... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Daniel Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Table of contents not working
If only the promised table of contents worked!

I am having to read each book in order.

Some are good '20,000 leagues under the sea' 'around the world in 80... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 books, for that price!? yes please!!
How could 27 books by such a great author for this price be anything other than five stars.....? And the active TOC is great :)
Published 21 months ago by asdf
4.0 out of 5 stars Great . . . But.
A fantastic collection of great adventure stories, let down only by some really poor editing.
The odd mistake you can forgive, but when the name of the ship in the story... Read more
Published 24 months ago by norman6350
3.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy stories from the great grandfather of steam punk!
Despite his attitudes to women and the less educated people of his time, which we could euphemistically call "Victorian", although they are actually by current standards simply... Read more
Published on 24 July 2012 by Amazon's main contributor!
5.0 out of 5 stars Win!
27 books for very little outlay = really good value. Only just begun reading them but this should keep me going for much of the summer. Read more
Published on 21 May 2012 by ZomBoy1971
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