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Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863)

by Jules Verne

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Four years have passed since I read “Five Weeks in a Balloon” and all I remember about it is that it was slow, tedious, and neither characters nor plot engaged me at all. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Jun 2, 2017 |
Finally, a superior translation of one of the great adventure novels, and the first entry in a major novelist's career. ( )
  PatrickMurtha | Aug 28, 2016 |
Verne's travel stories were always blessed things, but this one is hampered somewhat by the low-level racism at its core. Granted that was very much as it were back in Verne's time, but the balloonists confusing African men for chimpanzees is a bit hard to stomach in the 21st century. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
Audio book. Read
  Kindlegohome | Jul 15, 2015 |
Ontdekkingsreis in de binnenlanden van Afrika
  edjemacoil | Sep 10, 2011 |
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There was a large audience assembled on the 14th of January, 1862, at the session of the Royal Geographical Society, No. 3 Waterloo Place, London.
As for difficulties, they were made to be overcome; as for risks and dangers, who can flatter himself that he is to escape them?
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Presents an adaptation of the Jules Verne novel in which Samuel Ferguson and his companions travel across Africa in a hydrogen balloon.

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