Jules Verne


Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French writer who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. Verne is the second most translated author in the world (following Agatha Christie), and his works appear in more translations per year than those of any other writer. Verne is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.

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Apr062013

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 DaysAuthor: Jules Verne 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-18-4
Published: April 8, 2013 
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A wealthy, eccentric English gentleman named Phileas Fogg accepts a £20,000 wager to circle the globe in 80 days. Phileas and his loyal valet, Passepartout, immediately set off for their high adventure, which whisks them to exotic locales in a race against time. But when a bank robbery results in Phileas Fogg being fingered for the crime, a relentless detective trails him as they circumnavigate the globe.