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Among the deputations of all kinds which assailed him, that of"The Lunatics" were careful not to forget what they owed to thefuture conqueror of the moon.

Among the deputations of all kinds which assailed him, that of"The Lunatics" were careful not to forget what they owed to thefuture conqueror of the moon. One day, certain of these poorpeople, so numerous in America, came to call upon him, andrequested permission to return with him to their native country. Do you believe in theinfluence of the moon upon distempers?" "Scarcely!"

Round the Moon was written in 1870 and details the story of their voyage "From the Earth to the Moon" by Jules Verne was an excellent book.

Round the Moon was written in 1870 and details the story of their voyage. a question that was then still hotly debated. FINAL THOUGHTS: Like I said before I think what I like most about this two volume work is the sense of proper wonder and hope it imparts. From the Earth to the Moon" by Jules Verne was an excellent book. In "From the Earth to the Moon," the leader of the Gun Club, Barbicane, had a wonderful idea of sending a cannon ball to the moon.

Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon was published in 1865 and gave us a cliffhanger ending. The sequel, Around the Moon wasn't published until 1870. In 2010, I read Walter James Miller's fine annotated translation of the first book.

Around the Moon (French: Autour de la Lune, 1870), Jules Verne's sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, is a science fiction novel which continues the trip to the Moon which was only partially described in the previous novel. It was later combined with From the Earth to the Moon to create A Trip to the Moon and Around It. From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon served as the basis for the film A Trip to the Moon.

Bearing in mind that the novel was written a century before the first lunar mission, the novel provides an interesting contrast between modern and past views concerning the topic of space travel, and demonstrates the extent of technological progression.

Round the Moon - Jules Verne. Round the Moon (sequel to From the Earth to the Moon). The Secret of the Island (sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). Round the moon, a sequel to from the earth to the moon by jules verne. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA. established in 1974, offering over 14,000 books. Books by Jules Verne in English translation: Five Weeks in a Balloon, or Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. The Survivors of the Chancellor.

Jules Verne's vision of space travel is recounted in two works, "From the Earth to the Moon", and his sequel "Around the Moon".

You can also read the full text online using our ereader. 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. Jules Verne's vision of space travel is recounted in two works, "From the Earth to the Moon", and his sequel "Around the Moon".

In this sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, Barbicane, Ardan, and Nicholl have decided to take a trip around the moon. But first they have to get to the moon from Earth. Will their trip succeed as they attempt to dodge asteroids and realize that the scientists on Earth have miscalculated their trajectory towards the moon?

Comments: (5)

Iell
Great price on a hard to find book, Jules Verne at his best!
Kezan
Well, it's really kinda hard (and presumptuous) to review a classic author like Jules Verne. Round the Moon is a charming story, and definitely a product of its time. Verne was definitely a visionary, and this book is a bit of a physics lesson for the reader - at least as how physics and space were understood back then. Reading this today requires a considerable suspension of disbelief, especially after years of Star Trek, Arthur C. Clarke, and more hard science fiction tales.

This book is a sequel to Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, and follows the travails of the three men shot towards the Moon in the Projectile created by members of the Baltimore Gun Club. Unlike the movie adaptation, there isn't any youthful love story between stowaways (since they would've been squashed flat during the launch), and you won't find anyone barreling down anything trying to hit a thermal exhaust port. This is still a tale that most every science fiction fan should read - it's good to understand the beginnings of a genre you enjoy.
SupperDom
What amazed me most about this book was how much knowledge had been amassed about space and the moon at the time of publication. In addition, much of what Verne wrote about ended up being very close to some of the technology and practices of astronauts almost a hundred years in the future.

However, the long sections of moon descriptions and explanations about space travel and astrophysics slowed down the plot.
Ndav
This is the sequel to "From the Earth to the Moon." It was first published in 1870 and, although it contains many scientific errors, it also contains some accurate predictions as well. It is perhaps the very first novel to treat travel in space. It was surprisingly fun reading. However, care should be exercised. There are a number of very poor translations available. Make sure yours is fine. In the story, the travelers are unable to land on the moon. They see the "dark" side of the moon before they head back to Earth.
Anaragelv
Compared to other Jules Verne works, this one falls short. Marginally successful as the sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, in that it tells what happens with the intrepid travelers on their grand expedition to reach the moon, it still disappoints. While the characters remain witty, smart, and fun, and Verne successfully conveys the sense of wonder in the exploration of the unknown, the story itself is mostly underwhelming. Indeed, the journey to the moon doesn't turn out nearly as exciting as the characters (or I) had hoped. Also, where FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON delved into social and political issues, casting America as the unreasonable but determined explorer, for example, ROUND THE MOON focused exclusively on telling the story, describing the events and not dealing with the implications, making it less involved and less enjoyable.

Add to that the failure of Verne to make any of this book seem realistic, or even possible, and you get a sadly mediocre novel. This is something that is particularly surprising coming from Verne, who was a real master of making his science fiction seem authentic, with healthy doses of real science and engineering. It may just be that nobody could really guess what space travel might be like 140 years ago, as even a scientifically-oriented and imaginative mind like Verne's couldn't get anywhere near the truth. Indeed, I can imagine how reading this book at the time of its publication could have been a real treat! Before we knew so much about space and the moon, this novel may have seemed like a scientifically-feasible and exciting adventure. Unfortunately, it hasn't been able to stand the test of time, in stark contrast to most of Verne's other work, making it really not worth the effort to modern readers.

Only recommended for serious Verne fans.
Round the Moon download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Jules Verne
ISBN: 1605978639
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Book Jungle (July 4, 2008)
Pages: 160 pages