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by Jules Verne

  • ISBN: 0554237997
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife; Large type / large print edition edition (August 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 332 pages
  • FB2 size: 1726 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Home Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon. Verne’s books made him famous and rich.

Home Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon. From the earth to the m. .From the Earth to the Moon, . In 1876 he bought a large steam yacht, outfitted with a cabin in which he could write more comfortably than on shore. He sailed from one European port to another and was lionized everywhere he went. His books were widely translated, dramatized, and later filmed. He died at Amiens in 1905. From the earth to the moon. Bantam Classic reissue, October 2008. Published by Bantam Dell.

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people-the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet-in a projectile with the goal of a Moon landing. Five years later, Verne wrote a sequel called Around the Moon.

The first book deals with engineering an enormous cannon to shoot a space capsule to the moon, and the second part chronicles the journey

One of the earliest science fantasy stories ever written, From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad - and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon! Book Excerpt. The first book deals with engineering an enormous cannon to shoot a space capsule to the moon, and the second part chronicles the journey. Some of the scientific description may be dry for some readers, but humorous and endearing characters are well-developed throughout. Thank you, Jules Verne! Upvote (0). Downvote (0).

Jules Verne (1828–1905) was a French author best known for his tales of adventure, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. A true visionary, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and is now regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

Jules Verne was probably my first "favourite author" and I remember well, when I was still a child, those Sunday mornings I've spent reading and dreaming about all the adventures and the fantastic voyages that his books allowed me to take.

Jules Verne was probably my first "favourite author" and I remember well, when I was still a child, those Sunday mornings I've spent reading and dreaming about all the adventures and the fantastic voyages that his books allowed me to take

If you are members of the Baltimore Gun Club, you decide to build a gun large enough to launch a rocket to the moon

If you are members of the Baltimore Gun Club, you decide to build a gun large enough to launch a rocket to the moon. From the Earth to the Moon follows the ambitions of Impey Barbicane, the president of the Gun Club, as his plan sets off an international space race. With uncanny details that presage the actual moon landings, large helpings of satire, and an action-filled plot, this novel is one of the early masterpieces of the science fiction genre, a genre that its author Jules Verne helped create.

Another very good pair of books from Jules Verne Imagine: Going to the moon without considering how they were going to get back to Earth!

Another very good pair of books from Jules Verne. Jules Verne was the original Steampunk storyteller, his stories show a glimpse of worlds that might have been. He went to great efforts to make his stories informative, but above all entertaining. Imagine: Going to the moon without considering how they were going to get back to Earth!

Verne wrote his From the Earth to the Moon some 36 years before Wells' First Men in the Moon and easily beats it for scientific facts and figures and while Verne might not have had the literary style of Wells he still paints an effective portrait of America just at the end of the Civil War. It is a portrait laced with satire and while the straightforward plot bears no deviation from its title (not a single female character) it still manages to hugely entertain.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was internationally famous as the author of novels . Read the book and you, too, will be fooled into accepting the realistic possibility in Verne s time of that dream of flying to the Moon.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was internationally famous as the author of novels based on extraordinary voyages. Directly inspired by Verne s story, enthusiasts worked successfully at overcoming the practical difficulties, and within a century, human beings did indeed fly to the Moon. ru 179. Лабиринт 366. My-Shop 226. Похожие книги: Jules Verne: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics).

Jules Verne's eerily prophetic fantasy unfolds at the close of the Civil War, as three artillerymen resolve to build a gun big enough .

Jules Verne's eerily prophetic fantasy unfolds at the close of the Civil War, as three artillerymen resolve to build a gun big enough to propel a manned rocket to the moon. Enlivened by broad satire, this rollicking tale recounts the launch of three astronauts from a Florida peninsula and their return to Earth in a splash landing. Acclaimed as "the man who invented the future," Verne wrote with uncanny accuracy about space, air, and underwater travel long before they were real possibilities.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Reviews about From the Earth to the Moon; and Round the Moon (Large Print Edition) (7):
Dilmal
This is an early work of science fiction of Jules Verne. I felt there is a lot of clever humor in the book. I also found it to be more technical at times than I had anticipated. In that context, I would not say this is an action novel. I have read later works by Jules Verne and found them more entertaining than technical. It is not that I don't like this work. Actually I really like it. I also found it quite illuminating. I learned a lot. But I cannot imagine that every reader will enjoy this. Of course, I was able to download this copy on Kindle for free. That is an unbeatable value and this book merits reading.

In case it matters, I also purchased an audiobook version of this read by Bernard Mayes. The reading was word for word. The intonations and inflections made the reading, at times, down right hilarious. Thank You...
Munimand
From my first encounter with this story as a child reading a "Classics Illustrated" comic book and later, as a teen, actually reading the novel, I have always enjoyed it. I treat it in the singular because neither of the two parts is meant to stand alone, though they were first published separately (and sadly, often still are). This public domain edition conveniently contains both halves. The formatting of the text is excellent. The TOC at the beginning lists the chapters of both, although it will not provide direct access to a specific chapter. (You can always use Kindle's "Search This Book" feature to do this.) However, when you have the TOC on screen, by right-clicking the Kindle 5-way button once, you will go directly to part 2. When you have begun reading either half (that is to say, when you are out of the TOC and into any chapter), by right- or left-clicking the 5-way button, you will then be led back and forth, from one chapter to the next, as you may wish, so you can locate a specific chapter this way. In my opinion, this translation is the better, smoother-to-read of the two older ones with which I am familiar, though the translator is not identified. (In the first sentence this translation refers to the U.S. Civil War as "the War of the Rebellion" rather than "the Federal war" of the other translation.) Overall, this is good Verne, a good translation, in a well-formatted public domain edition, at a price (free) you can't argue with.
Quinthy
I never had time to read many of the old classics as a teenager but now that I'm retired I have all the time I need!

For it's time, 1865, a very interesting read. He had nothing but extremely high praise for American ingenuity and while his understanding of the countryside was a bit off, it was 1865 after-all. He thought the highest mountain in the US was only 10000 feet but he did select Long's Peak in CO for his big telescope, which is not a bad choice if there was a road to the summit, which there isn't. Apparently he didn't know about Pike's Peak at over 14,000 feet. He also selected FL as the site of his cannon but invented a nearby 1800 ft mountain which doesn't exist since the highest spot in FL is only 300' or so above sea level.

Verne went into excruciating detail regarding the design of the big gun and the capsule to hold the three travelers. Somehow they survived being shot out of the cannon at 16,000 yards per sec but he had an ingenious method to absorb the shock, not that it would have actually worked, but it sounded good. During the trip, he describes what they did and the very fine meals they consumed, getting fat in the process. Mealtime was a big deal apparently in that era and somehow all of their food, equipment, and animals (yes, they brought along chickens and dogs, one of which died in space, to populate the moon) more or less survived. They did have to eject a dead dog yet somehow never lost much air to space and Verne describes how the dog's carcass followed the capsule along around the moon. They even measure the temperature of space and conceptually weren't all that far off.

The planned trajectory was to land on the moon but a stray meteor's slight gravity pulled them slightly off course so instead of hitting the moon (they had launched leading the moon like a clay pigeon and Verne ignored the rotational speed of the earth anyway so they still would have missed) they went around the moon and came back to earth, splashing down in the Pacific. Comparisons with Apollo 8 a century later can readily be made.

Assuming Verne new the pacific was not at the same latitude as his launch site, there are a few mis-translations or typos in the manuscript but overall, a very enjoyable, albeit lengthy, read. Highly recommended. Much better than most modern SciFi although there are still a few good writers around.
Weiehan
Jules Verne was probably my first "favourite author" and I remember well, when I was still a child, those Sunday mornings I've spent reading and dreaming about all the adventures and the fantastic voyages that his books allowed me to take. That was the moment I realised the power of a book and thanks to Verne (along with Salgari, Haggard, Burroughs and so many others great authors... nothing beats the Classics!) I've traveled in my imagination around the world, under the sea and to other planets... through the years I re-read several times some of his books and today, in his hometown Nantes, while waiting for the plane to bring me back home and during the flight I went again From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon, inside a giant bullet shot from the greatest cannon ever built (a crazy coincidence, I was reading the chapter in which the cannon fired the projectile when my plane took off!). The world has changed a lot since the late 19th century, but Verne's writing talent and extraordinary knowledge (with this book you learn a lot about astronomy, algebra, ballistics... he really put the accurate science in science-fiction) still make this books a wonderful experience that unfortunately this young wired generations don't want to discover and, by choosing online games and videos over books they lose the ability to dream... whatever! I'm in a great mood today... for those of you who love Jules Verne, I raise my glass and give a hail to the master, as for the others, screw them, they don't know what they're missing!!!

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