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Journey to the Center of the Earth ; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ; Round the World in Eighty Days / Jules Verne ; with an introduction by Tim Farrant.

By: Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.
Contributor(s): Frith, Henry, 1840- [translator.] | Farrant, Tim [writer of introduction.].
Series: Everyman's library: Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013]Description: xliv, 688 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780307961488 (hbk).Other title: Three novels [Spine title].Uniform titles: Novels. Selections. English Contained works: Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours. English | Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. English.Subject(s): Verne, Jules, 1828-1905 -- Translations into English | French fiction -- Translations into English -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 843 Summary: CLASSIC FICTION. In "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", an obsessive German professor and his nephew travel towards the earth's core in the steps of a medieval explorer beneath an Icelandic volcano where they discover a lost world. -- "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" is famous for its portrayal of the Byronic Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus, in which he explores the ocean while wreaking vengeance on mankind for their wickedness. -- In "Around the World in Eighty Days", a starchy Englishman suspected of robbing the Bank of England accepts a bet that he cannot circumnavigate the globe in that time, and proceeds to do so, accompanied by his resourceful valet, Passepartout. The three novels combine fantasy and rich local colour with true learning and cod science in a mixture which attracts readers of all ages.
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Includes a comprehensive chronology of Verne's life, work and times.

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea and round the world in eighty days are translated by Henry Frith.

Includes bibliography (pages xxiii-xxv)

CLASSIC FICTION. In "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", an obsessive German professor and his nephew travel towards the earth's core in the steps of a medieval explorer beneath an Icelandic volcano where they discover a lost world. -- "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" is famous for its portrayal of the Byronic Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus, in which he explores the ocean while wreaking vengeance on mankind for their wickedness. -- In "Around the World in Eighty Days", a starchy Englishman suspected of robbing the Bank of England accepts a bet that he cannot circumnavigate the globe in that time, and proceeds to do so, accompanied by his resourceful valet, Passepartout. The three novels combine fantasy and rich local colour with true learning and cod science in a mixture which attracts readers of all ages.

Translated from the French.

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