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Jules Verne
French writer and pioneer of the science-fiction genre
(1828-1905)



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I soon felt that strange and mysterious sensation which is awakened in the mind when looking down from lofty hilltops, and now I was able to do so without any feeling of nervousness, having fortunately hardened myself to that kind of sublime contemplation. I wholly forgot who I was, and where I was. I became intoxicated with a sense of lofty sublimity, without thought of the abysses into which my daring was soon about to plunge me.
-- Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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I can't believe that a 130+ year old book translated to English was good enough to keep me up half the night but this brilliant old gem did. The story features the height of late 1800s steam technology and a couple of heros who want to circumnavigate the earth in 80 days to win a bet. The characters are surprisingly likable and the action is just GREAT.
-- Amazon.com review of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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