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Five weeks in a balloon : a journey of discovery by three Englishmen in Africa

Author: Jules Verne; Frederick Paul Walter
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2015]
Series: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Initially published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon was the first novel in what would become Jules Verne's Extraordinay Voyages series. It tells the tale of a 4,000-mile balloon trip over the mysterious continent of Africa, a trip that wouldn't actually take place until well into the next century. Fusing adventure, comedy, and science fiction, Five Weeks has all the key ingredients of classic Verne: sly humor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Imaginary voyages
Steampunk fiction
Novels
Fiction
Voyages, Imaginary
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Verne; Frederick Paul Walter
ISBN: 9780819575470 081957547X
OCLC Number: 894931577
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Other Titles: Cinq semaines en ballon.
Responsibility: Jules Verne ; translated with introduction and notes by Frederick Paul Walter ; edited by Arthur B. Evans.

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