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Around the Moon by Jules Verne


'It's all very well,' said Captain Nicholl, 'to go to the moon, but how do we get back again?' He is already hurtling through space with his two intrepid companions, Barbicane and Ardan, and his rather belated question expresses the predicament of the three astronauts which keeps the reader in suspense throughout this amazing book. Although they never actually land on the moon, they do solve the problem of their return.

Verne had to write a sequel to From the Earth to the Moon in response to the clamour of readers who wanted to know what had happened to his astronauts whom he had abandoned in space. This book was his triumphant answer.

Once again the author's technical guesswork and prophetic insight fill the reader with admiration. Over and above this, Verne's very individual method of narration conveys a rare sense of tense adventure.

As with From the Earth to the Moon, the translators of this specially commissioned new version capture the full flavour of the author's style and wit, and do justice to the pace and excitement of the original. Again, this C.I.C. edition is the only edition to offer the complete text.


Publisher (Year): J. M. Dent & Sons (1970)
Binding (ISBN): Hardback (0-460-05087-7)
Cover Art: Alexander H. Williamson (cover) & W. F. Phillipps (inside plates)

Condition: Good. Ex-library copy - library markings to inside page, dust jacket is price clipped and wrapped in a protective cover, rubbing to edges and corners, rubbing to top and bottom of spine.

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