Five Weeks In A Balloon

By: Jules Verne
Published By: Double9 Books
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A journey of discovery by three Englishmen in Africa: Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne, published in 1863. Readers get a peek at the discovery of Africa in this book, which was still mostly unknown to Europeans at the time. The mission of Samuel Fergusson aims to connect the expeditions of Heinrich Barth in the Sahara and Chad with those of Sir Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke in East Africa. Although it is truly a savanna, the novel refers to the uncharted interior of Africa around the present-day Central African Republic as a desert. Starting in Zanzibar, the journey continues through Agadez, Timbuktu, Djenné, Lake Victoria, Lake Chad, and Ségou. Finding the source of the Nile was a major goal of the early expedition. Bringing together the other explorers is the second leg. There are several action-packed sequences that either feature a battle with a local or one with the environment.

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a world fame French author, considered as ‘Father of Science Fiction’. He was born on 8 February 1828 in Nantes, France. His parents were Pierre Verne and Sophie Allotted de La Fuye. For studies he went to boarding school there he started writing short stories and poetry. His father was an attorney, so he sent Jules Paris, to study law but literature attracted him. He had passion for theatre and writing. He began his career as playwright. But after his marriage, for several years he worked as stock market broker. In 1862 Jules met publisher Pierre Jules Hetzel, it boomed his writing career. In 1963 Verne’s novel Five Weeks in a Balloon, the series of a adventurous novel published and after that he never looked back. Jules had a rich account of literary work, with adventurous scientific novel, he had also written numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical account, poetry and artistic literary work. Although he died in 1905 his remarkable works published continually, even after his death. He is the second significant writer whose works has been translated continually. His most popular writing works are - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 268 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270337
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270335
  • Item Weight: 402 g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.9mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics