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Jules Verne

A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the 150th birthday of the French author Jules Verne.  He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is referred to as one of the Fathers of Science Fiction.

We have quite a few of his works at archive.org in a variety of mediatypes.

Starting from inside the planet and working out:

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

A librivox recording of the book
http://www.archive.org/details/ajourneytothecen19513gut

A text version
http://www.archive.org/details/AJourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth

20,000 Leagues Under The Seas

A Disney version is available for browserlending:
http://www.archive.org/details/20000leaguesunde00walt

A 1916 silent movie:
http://www.archive.org/details/20000LeaguesUndertheSea

An old time radio CBS Radio Adventure Theater broadcast:
http://www.archive.org/details/20000LeaguesUnderTheSea_965

A librivox audio recording:
http://www.archive.org/details/20000_leagues_under_the_seas_librivox

Around The World In 80 Days

A librivox recording:
http://www.archive.org/details/around_the_world1_librivox

A Gutenberg Junior book text version:
http://www.archive.org/stream/80day10a/80day10a.txt

and last but not least, wallpapers from the Jackie Chan Disney movie:
http://www.archive.org/details/tucows_365552_Around_the_World_in_80_Days_-_1

All Around The Moon

A Gutenberg Project text:
http://www.archive.org/details/allaroundthemoon16457gut

Other texts include The Works of Jules Verne:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Works%20of%20Jules%20Verne%3A%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts%20AND%20sponsor%3AMSN

And an audio recording of Master Of The World:
http://www.archive.org/details/master_of_world_mfs_librivox

A number of his works can be found in French as well:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Jules%20Verne%22

Enjoy the journeys.

-Jeff Kaplan

Originally posted on The Internet Archive Blog by internetarchive.
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February 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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