Five Weeks in a Balloon
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Five Weeks in a Balloon
By Jules Verne
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"The chiefs are armed with muskets," said he, "and our balloon is too easy a mark for them." "Would a hole make us fall?" asked Joe. "Not immediately; but the hole would soon become a vast rent, through which all our gas would escape." "Then let us keep at a respectful distance. What can they think of us? I'm sure they want to worship us!" "We will let ourselves be worshipped," answered the doctor, "but from afar..." 13.5013.5013.50 First published in France in 1863, this is the first of Jules Verne's novels of imaginative adventures. Much more down to earth-figuratively, if not literally-than his later works, his heroes here encounter no lost civilizations, no anachronistic dinosaurs, and no extraordinary perils beyond that which actual explorers of the era might have met on a balloon voyage across the Dark Continent. An inspiration to generations of writers and readers, Verne's fiction remains compelling and thoroughly enjoyable today. French author JULES GABRIEL VERNE (1828-1905) is considered the father of modern science fiction. Among his many groundbreaking books are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).

Table of Contents
  • FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON
    • Or,
  • Journeys And Discoveries In Africa By Three Englishmen.
    • Compiled In French
      • From The Original Notes Of Dr. Ferguson. And Done Into English By "William Lackland."
    • PUBLISHERS' NOTE.
    • DETAILED CONTENTS.
  • FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON.
    • CHAPTER FIRST.
    • CHAPTER SECOND.
    • CHAPTER THIRD.
    • CHAPTER FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER EIGHTH.
    • CHAPTER NINTH.
    • CHAPTER TENTH.
    • CHAPTER ELEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWELFTH
    • CHAPTER THIRTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER FOURTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER EIGHTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER NINETEENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTIETH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIRST.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SECOND.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-THIRD.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-NINTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTIETH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-FIRST.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-SECOND.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-THIRD.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTY-NINTH.
    • CHAPTER FORTIETH.
    • CHAPTER FORTY-FIRST.
    • CHAPTER FORTY-SECOND.
    • CHAPTER FORTY-THIRD.
    • CHAPTER FORTY-FOURTH.
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