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Author:
Jules Verne
ISBN13:
978-1427039040
ISBN:
1427039046
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ReadHowYouWant (March 31, 2009)
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Action & Adventure
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Biography and bibliography. Jules Verne, French author, was born at Nantes, France, in 1828, and died in 1905

Biography and bibliography. Jules Verne, French author, was born at Nantes, France, in 1828, and died in 1905. In 1850 he wrote a comedy in verse, but he eventually confined himself to the writing of scientific and geographical romances, achieving a great reputation. He visited the United States in 1867, sailing for New York on the Great Eastern, and his book, A Floating City, was the result of this voyage

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The Adventures of a Special Correspondent By. Jules Verne. CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC, Special Correspondent, "Twentieth Century. 1. CHAPTER I. Tiflis, Transcaucasia. Such is the address of the telegram I found on the 13th of May when I arrived at Tiflis. When certain guide books tell you how to explore Paris in two days, Rome in three days, and London in four days, it would be rather curious if I could not do Tiflis in a half day. Either one is a correspondent or one is not! It goes without saying that my newspaper would not have sent me to Russia, if I could not speak fluently in Russian, English and German.

Biography and bibliography. He visited the United States in 1867, sailing for New York on the Great Eastern, and his book, A Floating City, was the result of this voyage

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.

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A fantastic classic adventure novel by the master of the genre Jules Verne.

Jules Verne's The Adventures of a Special Correspondent Among the Various Races and Countries of Central Asia (1893) chronicles a fictitious transasiatic railway journey on which a correspondent is sent by a twentieth century newspaper. With ambitious and unique characters who wish to break the record of travelling around the world in eighty days, Bombarnac soon finds the hero of his journey.
  • ***Spoilers Galore***

    Jules Verne is a great author. He can write very well, and his characters are fairly unique. His humour, however, is very droll, and this particular book tries to utilize this humour in a showcase manner. In my case, that is why this book is a failure, because the subtle humor does little to pass the time while waiting for the "adventure" to begin.

    The book begins with our special correspondant beginning a trip on the transcaucasian/transasiatic railway traveling from Turkey to Pekin (Peking nowdays). Along the way, the correspondant takes notes as to the passengers and stops at each town visiting the historical sites and commenting on the peoples. His notations are very elaborate, and really, I felt like I was having a geography lesson for most of the book. The book has certainly educated me better as to the history of the Uzbeks and the Turjeks, and told me a little bit about the natural flora in the Gobi desert, and taught me a lot about the Caspian Sea. A few slightly cute things take place along the way to break up the monotony somewhat.

    Then, for a change of pace, almost exactly 3/4 through the book, a more adventurous plot twist occurs, after having met all the characters on board, and the story continues. This doesn't sound like too bad a premise, and I guess it wasn't, really. The book is pleasantly written, and pacing seems okay. I just found most (not all thank goodness) of the characters which were somewhat unique to be rather boring, and the adventure was condensed and uninspired.

    Jules doesn't forget to give a shout out for 'Around the World in 80 days' with a character trying to get around the world in 39 days (a more realistic accomplishment at the time of the writing). I really felt like this book felt like the screenplay for some early color movie because the humor and the plot seemed to fit really well with that time period. I don't mean this as a compliment.

    I really think that this book ought to be required reading for the historical insight into the railway, but as to the story, I found it only mildly amusing. This is not the kind of book I find entertaining in terms of works of fiction, and for such a purpose, this book is entirely skippable.

  • If you are looking for a different style of writing check out this author too. Experience the story as it draws you in. Different parts will surprise you. Relax and enjoy.

  • Felt as I was traveling along and the description of places are excellent Brought us the originality of these places

  • an amusing addendum to Around the World... the author finds travel speeds to be accelerating... the love interest in the story is more remote, however...

  • Very Victorian sort of thing, but fun and diverting. Embellished trip on the transasiatic line from Russia to China before the transiberian line was built.

  • Too much detail description going into minutiae that does nothing to enhance the story line. Got too bored to finish reading it!

  • The story is classic Jules Verne and recommended for all fans. The Dodo Press edition is incorrectly printed. Book II is identical to Book I so the book is twice as long as should be (Book I is the complete story). The Dodo Press edition is a waste of paper and shelf space.