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Publication Order of Voyages Extraordinaires Books

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Earth to the Moon (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Grant's Children (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Search Of The Castaways (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round The Moon (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Floating City (1871)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fur Country (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Island (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michael Strogoff or, The Courier of the Czar (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off On A Comet (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of the Cavern (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen (1878)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Begum's Fortune (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tribulations of a Chinaman (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steam House (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
Godfrey Morgan (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Ray (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keraban the Inflexible (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanished Diamond: The Star of the South (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Archipelago On Fire (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mathias Sandorf (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lottery Ticket (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robur the Conqueror (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
North Against South (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flight To France (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Years' Vacation (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Without A Name (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Purchase of the North Pole: Topsy-Turvy (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caesar Cascabel (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistress Branican (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle of the Carpathians (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claudius Bombarnac (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundling Mick (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Antifer (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
Propeller Island (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facing The Flag (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clovis Dardentor (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Survivors of the Jonathan (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sphinx of the Ice / An Antarctic Mystery (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Orinoco (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will Of An Eccentric (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castaways of the Flag (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Village in the Treetops (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Serpent (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kip Brothers (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travel Scholarships (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drama In Livonia (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of the World (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lighthouse at the End of the World (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion of the Sea (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase of the Golden Meteor (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children Of Captain Grant Books

Mysterious Document (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Track (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Cannibals (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Barsac Mission Books

Into the Niger Bend (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City in the Sahara (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures of Captain Hatteras Books

The Desert of Ice (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon
The English at the North Pole (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Captain Nemo Books

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Island (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Second Fatherland Books

The Castaways of the Flag (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Island Home (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Steam House Books

Tigers and Traitors (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon of Cawnpore (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Two Years Holiday Books

Adrift in the Pacific (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Year Ashore (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Paris in the Twentieth Century (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
Underground City (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Fantasy of Dr. Ox (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Year 2889 (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carpathian Castle (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Doctor Ox And Other Stories (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday And Tomorrow (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jules Verne Collection, 33 Works (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Exploration of the World (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Science Fiction Stories(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Sea Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arctic: an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath the Waves: Tales from the Deep(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Sea Adventure(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Books Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Restless Sea - Adventure Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jules Verne was a French author of novels. He was born in 1828 and died in 1905. Verne is the most famous French author to ever live thanks to the mainstream appeal, popularity, and ultimately the legacy and quality of his works.

He was known for starting the science fiction genre on its way as well as his dynamic novels. Even though he pioneered the genre, the novels and what he writes about did not always fall into the sci-fi category specifically. He wrote about strange worlds and travel through air, space, and underwater before aircraft and submarines or even space travel had been invented. Beyond Agatha Christie and Disney Productions, he is the third most often translated author ever.

Verne wrote romantic adventure stories for the nineteenth centuries that captured the imagination of the public like never before, writing about flying machines or machines that went underwater or fantastical creatures capable of completely destroying a vessel and everyone on board it.

Whether it was the Earth being grazed by a comet like in Hector Servadac or writing about an expedition whose mission is to get to the center of the planet, Jules Verne was always creative, inventive, and included his own flair for storytelling. He was also politically minded and many of his characters played into his sympathies, such as Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues being aligned against British Imperialism in India.

Verne admired Edgar Allan Poe’s stories and prose and felt strongly about the importance of scientific accuracy in writing. He was very passionate about accuracy even while writing about fantastical themes (an absence of which in fellow author H.G. Wells earned a chiding by Jules).

Many of his prominent novels were made into shorts and feature-length films and some titles were made into movies more than once and television movies too. Rocket to the Moon, The Mysterious Island, In the Year 2889, has also been turned into a movie, as has “Journey”, “20,000 Leagues”, “Around the World in 80 Days” and countless other classic Verne stories.

Verne became a published novelist when his debut novel Five Weeks In a Balloon was released. The book would later be turned into a movie that was released in 1962. It was filmed in California and starred Barbara Eden as Susan Gale, Red Buttons as Donald O’Shay, and Fabian as Jacques.

It was the first of many novels in his Voyages Extraordinaires series. Verne says that he wanted the story to take readers on a trip to Africa, and the only way to do that was on a balloon, so that is why the hot air balloon is included in the story. He says that at the time of writing it, he had no faith that people would actually be able to travel in giant balloons.

This was followed up by The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras, then it was followed by the third book– the iconic and world-famous A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. There would be much more in this incredible series that boasts a total of 54 novels!

Verne said that his goal with the Voyages series was to depict the Earth as well as outline all the knowledge amassed by modern science as well as recount a history of the universe. He confirmed that his object was to depict the Earth and the universe while achieving a high ideal of beauty and style. He said despite the saying that there cannot be style in an adventure novel, the saying was not true– but noted that the project had been ambitious in nature.

Five Weeks in A Balloon is the first in the series. In it, the main character is Doctor Samuel Fergusson. He is a scholar as well as an explorer who goes on voyages accompanied by two people. These would be Joe, his manservant, and professional hunter Richard Kennedy. Together they set out to discover the African continent and travel the uncharted and not-fully-explored land.

To do this, they will traverse certain areas by sailing in a balloon filled up with hydrogen that allows them to control altitude and take long trips thanks to his invention of a special mechanism. Their goal is to link the East Africa voyages that Sir Richard Burton and others took and connect them to the Sahara and Chad regions.

Starting on the east coast, the trio starts out on a trip that will take them through all of Africa on their way to the east coast. Can they make it? Pick up this book by Jules Verne to find out!

The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras is the second thrilling novel written by Jules Verne as part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series. When the book starts out, First Mate Shandon is surprised to see that he has received a letter in the mail. The mysterious letter has a request for him. It asks him to build a reinforced steamship in Liverpool, England.

This is a very strange request to make of someone and is no small order. Shandon is bewildered and confused, wondering who sent him the letter and for what purpose. Regardless, he makes his way out to Melville Bay and on towards the Arctic labyrinth. That is when at last a crewman reveals himself to Shandon, saying that he is Captain John Hatteras.

Hatteras confides in the First Mate that he has an obsession and must get to the North Pole. It is all that he can think about it and he must attempt it. The Captain follows his intention and it is not long before he experiences extreme cold as well as great hunger. Hatteras treks across the frozen land to find fuel and loses most of his crew along the way, who abandon him in his mad quest.

Hatteras has only an American to go by, and he is a rival explorer at that. As the Captain continues to try and get to the North Pole, he may encounter more danger and adventure than he ever thought possible as he attempts to get to the one place on Earth he wants to go. The odds are against him, but nothing can cause Hatteras to abandon his dream and obsession.

What will happen, and will Captain Hatteras reach the North Pole or perish along the way? Pick up this exciting novel from Jules Verne to find out and if you like this novel be sure to check out the many other books in Verne’s series.

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2 Responses to “Jules Verne”

  1. Peter Farrant: 2 weeks ago

    Seeing all these titles has made me determined to read more than a couple that I did when i was at school many years ago.

    Reply
  2. Dr. Jupe: 3 years ago

    OMG i had no idea he was such a prolific writer.

    Reply

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