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Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828â€“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 practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated novelist in the world, according to the Index Translational statistics. Some of his books have also been made into films.
First published in 1873, and actually set in 1872, Jules Verne’s classic adventure still feels fresh and exciting and has lost none of its power to entertain and enthral. The story of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout and their eastwards race around the globe and against the clock is full of incident, not to mention the romance of travel and the thrill of mankind’s efforts to conquer the world. With frequent full page colour illustrations, including a rather beautiful but useful map, this is a particularly handsome edition and the novel itself is made for serial – or bedtime – reading. ~ Andrea Reece
Join Phileas Fogg on his epic adventure as he attempts to travel around the world in eighty days. If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. This book features the complete and unabridged text. This timeless classic will thrill readers old and new.
Jules Verne's pacey and popular classic (complete and unabridged) is the latest addition to the Templar Classics series. Complemented by more than seventy wonderful illustrations by award-winning artist, Robert Ingpen, and lavishly produced with foil on the jacket it is a wonderful addition to any library.
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
A thrilling, science-fiction adventure that takes its readers on a journey of discovery and imagination thousands of feet deep, deep into the centre of the earth. When a priceless coded parchment falls from a book, eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel set about working out its instruction. Once they’ve read it, they set about their exploration, which is a miraculous combination of science and fantasy. As Diana Wynne Jones says in her introduction, as this is an old book the story is slow to unravel but the imagination is unequalled while Professor Lidenbrock has the distinction of being the original mad professor who has had since had many imitators.
Featuring the world-famous characters Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, Around the World in Eighty Days is the exciting, fun story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, who makes a fantastic trip as a bet. His adventures, with his French manservant Passepartout, by railway, steamship and elephant, see him travel around the world pursued relentlessly by a detective who mistakes him for a notorious criminal. This edition is retold by John Kennett, and contains the key elements of the story using the author's language. Whether you are a student, or an English language learner, or just looking for something great to read in English, the Word Power English Readers are a series of novels with retold text that captures the best and key elements of the novels they are based on. They come with a free audio CD, character notes, a biography of the author, details about the time in which the book was written, and a glossary of the less familiar words in each book. The level of the Readers is B2 and they are suitable for age 10+ because of the content of the novels.
'A classy edition of a story with enduring appeal. Made me want to go round the world again.' - Michael Palin Around the World in Eighty Days is an evocation of an era when all travel was an adventure - and Jules Verne's tale of a race against the clock has never lost its power to thrill. Set in 1872, Mr Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of precision and predictability, and his manservant, the ever resourceful Passepartout, ride through India on an elephant, sail the South China Sea in the teeth of a typhoon and cross the snow-covered plains of the American Wild West in order to fulfil a wager that the journey can be completed in just eighty days. The acrobatic and inquisitive Passepartout can seldom keep out of trouble. While he is pursued by irate Indian priests, drugged in an opium den, and saving a runaway train, his master's composure is never broken as the hours tick away on his precisely accurate pocket watch. But Phileas Fogg is above all a gentleman, and stopping to save the life of a beautiful young widow may have cost him his fortune. The ill-assorted but determined trio have to use all of their ingenuity and some remarkable vehicles to race back to London to win the wager. Will they make it in time? Robert Ingpen's rich and detailed illustrations perfectly capture the exciting journey.
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. There is a new animal in the sea, and it is killing people . . . We can find it! says Captain Farragut. But what do they find? And can they stop it?
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