(1828 - 1905)
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
A new English translation illustrated by Alphonse de Neuville and Leon Benett of Jules Verne’s most popular adventure. Phineas Fogg sets out with his valet Passepartout to circle the globe in eighty days. What about that date line?
Phineas Fogg wagers he can travel around the world in just eighty days. The year is 1872 as he sets out on the adventure with his valet Passepartout.
Den hemmelighedsfulde Ø (1923)
Prisoners of war held by the Union forces escape in a balloon and are blown out over the Pacific Ocean before crashing near a desert island. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
Det rullende Hus (1923)
The steam house is an iron elephant that runs on steam. Includes The Demon of Cawnpore and Tigers and Traitors. Interior illustrations and possibly cover by Tenggren.
Dr. Ox’s Experiment (1963)
Dr. Ox decides to see what will happen if he increases the oxygen in the atmosphere of the town of Quinquendone. Even he is astonished at the results.
Captain Nemo, the terror of the seas wreaks havoc among the shipping in the Nautilus. Danish translation, interior black and white illustrations by Tenggren, and likely the cover as well.
Fem Uger i Ballon (1923)
Verne’s first successful adventure novel takes three Englishmen across northern and central Africa in a hydrogen balloon. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
A projectile fired from a gun takes these adventurers to the moon and back. Read online at Hathitrust.
Jorden rundt i 80 Dage (1923)
Phileas Fogg and the intrepic Passepartout set out to circle the globe in 80 days for a stake of 20,000 pounds dogged by the determined detective Fix. Danish translation, interior black and white illustrations by Tenggren.
Kaptajn Grants Born (1923)
Lord Glenarvan undertakes to circumnavigate the world at the 37th parallel in an attempt to locate Captain Grant of the Duncan. The former quartermaster of the Duncan later turns up in The Mysterious Island. Interior illustrations and possibly cover by Tenggren.
Kaptajnen paa 15 Aar (1923)
In this nonstop melodrama the crew of a whaler pick up a group of shipwrecked seamen, are turned around and end up in west Africa, are enslaved, escape and make their way back to America. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
Kejserens Kurér (1923)
While on his way to Irkutsk to warn the governor of a plot to betray him to the rebel Tatars Michael finds a wife and nearly loses his life more than once. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
Keraban Stivnakke (1923)
To avoid paying a tax to cross the Bosphorus, Keraban takes a seven hundred league detour around the shore of the Black Sea. Also published in two volumes: The Captain of the Guidara and Scarpante the Spy. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
Unusual for Verne, this is a straight adventure story. Michael is sent by the Czar to warn the governor of Irkutsk of the presence of a traitor on his staff. On the Trans-Siberian railway Michael finds a wife. Unfortunately, at least in this translation, the book is very poorly written. The illustrations are worth seeing.
Read online at archive.org.
Unusual for Verne this is a straightforward adventure novel. Unfortunately it is, at least in the English translation, very poorly written.
The Mysterious Island (1918)
During the American Civil War five prisoners of war and a dog escape from Richmond in a balloon and are driven across the country by a fierce storm and wrecked on a desert island in the Pacific. They proceed to make a home for themselves with all the modern conveniences. Better written, or at least translated, than many of Verne’s other novels. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Omnibus Jules Verne (1931)
Read online at archive.org.
Rejsen til Maanen (1923)
Propelled from an enormous gun by a charge of gun cotton, a space capsule is hurled towards the moon. Interior illustrations by Tenggren.
The Indian Prince calling himself Captain Nemo prowls beneath the sea seeking his revenge.