Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Large print ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON was Verne's first novel. It documents an apocryphal jaunt across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever-capable Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian cerebral adventurer. The story gives readers a glimpse of the exploration of Africa, which was not completely known to Europeans of the time, with explorers travelling all over the continent in search of its secrets. Finding the source of the Nile, rescuing missionaries and avoiding flocks of condors all feature in this unparalleled adventure.

Book information

ISBN: 9781444821130
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Imprint: Ulverscroft
Pub date:
Edition: Large print ed
DEWEY: 843.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 416 (large print)
Weight: -1g
Height: 229mm
Width: 148mm