Extraordinary Voyages

by Jules Verne

Series Description

The Extraordinary Voyages (Voyages Extraordinaires) was a publishing title affixed to the novels and non-fictional writings of French author and science fiction pioneer Jules Verne. According to Verne’s publisher, Jules Hetzel, the intention of the Voyages was “to outline all the geographical, geological, physical, and astronomical knowledge amassed by modern science and to recount, in an entertaining and picturesque format … the history of the universe.

25 ebooks from 54 titles available

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    1. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863)

    The first Verne novel in which he perfected the “ingredients” of his later work, skilfully mixing a plot full of adventure and twists that hold the read...read more »

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    2. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1866)

    First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Ar...read more »

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    3. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1871)

    As irascible scholar Professor Lidenbrock pores over a rare Icelandic tome, he discovers a scrap of parchment with cryptic writing tucked away between t...read more »

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    4. From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon (1865)

    This is the legendary novel of technological speculation and social satire that launched an entire genre of adventure fiction: Verne’s From the Earth to...read more »

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    5. In Search of the Castaways (1868)

    A message in a bottle is found from Captain Grant of the HMS Britannia. The ship has sunk but Captain Grant is alive. Only he is being held hostage. The...read more »

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    6. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

    A mission to rid the seas of a monstrous creature becomes a terrifying nightmare when Professor Arronax, Conseil and Ned Land are thrown overboard. The ...read more »

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    7. All Around the Moon (1870)

    Both From the Earth to the Moon and All Around the Moon (‘Round the Moon) are available together, in a fully illustrated edition, here. NOTE: this Edwa...read more »

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    8. A Floating City (1871)

    A Floating City, enjoyed a popularity almost equal to that of Round the World in Eighty Days. It was the direct result of the trip which the author actu...read more »

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    10. The Fur Country (1873)

    Lt. Jasper Hobson and other members of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. and his team along with the company’s guests, Mrs. Paulina Barnett and Thomas Black ...read more »

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    11. Around the World in 80 Days (1873)

    Verne’s most outrageous “voyage extraordinaire” - a hasty world tour taken up on a gentlemen’s club wager! Mr. Phileas Fogg, master of precision, enters...read more »

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    12. The Mysterious Island (1874)

    Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious I...read more »

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    13. The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875)

    Mr. Kazallon thought that booking passage on a cargo ship from Charleston to Liverpool would be a charming way to return to his English homeland. If onl...read more »

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    14. Michael Strogoff (1876)

    In this 1876 “Mission Impossible” tale of intrigue set in Russia, a traitor has inspired the fierce Feofar Khan to invade Siberia and foment a rebellion...read more »

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    15. Off on a Comet (1911)

    One of Jules Verne’s strangest and most controversial novels, Off on a Comet tells the story of a small band of people on a tiny world torn from earth b...read more »

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    16. The Underground City (1877)

    The Underground City, by Jules Verne, is a novel about the fortunes of a mining community called Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James...read more »

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    17. Dick Sand (1878)

    Jules Verne presents an amazing tale of adventure and courage of a fifteen year old boy Dick Sands. Being the only survivor of a whale hunt in the Pacif...read more »

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    19. Tribulations of a Chinaman in China (1879)

    Kin-Fo, a well to do Chinese man living in Shang-Hai, is accused by his good friend Wang of not having had any discomforts in his life that would make h...read more »

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    21. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (1881)

    This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream whe...read more »

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    22. Godfrey Morgan (1882)

    Godfrey Morgan of San Francisco, California will only consent to marry after he is allowed to cruise around the world. His uncle, William Holderkup, giv...read more »

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    28. Ticket No. 9672 (1887)

    Jules Verne is almost synonymous with nineteenth-century science fiction. Who can forget Captain Nemo and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas or Robu...read more »

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    29. Robur the Conqueror (1886)

    Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meet...read more »

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    38. The Special Correspondent (1894)

    Claudius Bombarnac, a reporter is assigned by the Twentieth Century to cover the travels of the Grand Transasiatic Railway which runs between Uzun Ada, ...read more »

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    42. Facing the Flag (1897)

    Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel by Jules Verne. Like The Begum’s Millions which Verne published in 1879 , it has the theme of Franc...read more »

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    44. An Antarctic Mystery (1897)

    An Antarctic Mystery is a novel by Jules Verne and is a response to Edgar Allan Poes 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It foll...read more »

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    53. Master of the World (1904)

    “It was seen first in North Carolina, or something was, smoking up from a mountain crater. With blinding speed, it roared past cars on a Pennsylvania ro...read more »