Books by Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828–March 24, 1905) was a French author and a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel before air travel and submarines were commonplace and before


THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND by Jules Verne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 9, 2002

"Nebraska). (75 b&w reproductions of original illustrations)"
The first of two new unabridged translations of what Roland Barthes called Verne's "almost perfect" novel, currently only available in its 19th-century incarnation. Read full book review >
MAGELLANIA by Jules Verne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Interesting philosophically and geopolitically, and a window on a world a hundred years gone: a distinctive tale still has the power to charm and provoke."
Nearly a century after his death, five "lost" manuscripts of Verne are part of the SF master's return to active publication (Invasion of the Sea, The Mysterious Island, both 2002). Read full book review >
INVASION OF THE SEA by Jules Verne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Clear, readable translation of a minor but prescient adventure novel, with useful annotations, a brief Verne biography, and 44 b&w illustrations from the original French edition."
The revival for the French father of science fiction that began with the discovery of his unpublished Paris in the Twentieth Century (1996) continues with the first English translation of this short novel, the last Verne (1828-1905) published during his lifetime. Read full book review >
PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Jules Verne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Hardly H.G. Wells, or even Verne at his best, but, still, quite a welcome—and startling—curiosity."
Verne's recently discovered first novel, written over 125 years ago and now smoothly translated from its French edition by the poet Richard Howard. Read full book review >
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS by Jules Verne
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A good way to put both book and story in context for young armchair travelers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Around The World In Eighty Days ($23.99; $15.99 paper; May 1996; 296 pp.; 0- 670-86917-1; paper 0-670-86793-4): An entry in The Whole Story series, this is an annotated edition of the 1873 classic, printed on coated stock and enhanced by both atmospheric new paintings and hundreds of postage-stampsized 19th-century photos and prints. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

"In the Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature series, with an introduction by Iona Opie. (Fiction. 10+)"
The first English translation of a story in which a rat family makes its way up the evolutionary (and social) ladder from oyster to human—through ``transmigrations of souls''—under the auspices of good fairy Firmenta (i.e., the heavens) and villain Gardafour (``guard the furnace'': hellfire). Read full book review >