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Five Weeks in a Balloon (Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis)

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Five Weeks in a Balloon was Jules Verne’s first published novel – he had adapted it from a work of non-fiction at the suggestion of his editor, Jules Hetzel.  The novel was published in 1863, before successful balloon-air flight was accomplished.

The story is pure adventure and typically Verne.  It is not without its drawbacks – it is unpolished compared to some of Verne’s later works and the racism is difficult for today’s readers to accept.  As a first adventure story, it was a testament as to what was to come from Verne – proving his publisher Hetzel had backed a winner.

Five Weeks in a Balloon (Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis)
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: May 20, 2011
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press
  • Seller: Golgotha Press, Inc.
  • Print Length: 200 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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