From the Earth to the Moon cover

From the Earth to the Moon

Jules Verne (1828-1905)

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1. 01 – The Gun Club
2. 02 – President Barbicane’s Communication
3. 03 – Effect of the President’s Communication
4. 04 – Reply from the Observatory of Cambridge
5. 05 – The Romance of the Moon
6. 06 – The Permissive Limits of Ignorance and Belief in the United States
7. 07 – The Hymn of the Cannon-Ball
8. 08 – The History of the Cannon
9. 09 – The Question of the Powders
10. 10 – One Enemy V. Twenty-Five Millions of Friends
11. 11 – Florida and Texas
12. 12 – Urbi et Orbi
13. 13 – Stones Hill
14. 14 – Pickaxe and Trowel
15. 15 – The Fete of the Casting
16. 16-17 – The Columbiad and A Telegraphic Dispatch
17. 18 – The Passenger of Atlanta
18. 19 – A Monster Meeting
19. 20 – Attack and Riposte
20. 21 – How a Frenchman Manages an Affair
21. 22 – The New Citizen of the United States
22. 23 – The Projectile-Vehicle
23. 24 – The Telescope of the Rocky Mountains
24. 25 – Final Details
25. 26 – Fire!
26. 27 – Foul Weather
27. 28 – A New Star

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Summary

One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of lunar exploration. The story unfolds at the Baltimore Gun Club, a society of American Civil War veterans and weapon enthusiasts, who are in the midst of adjusting to a post-war environment and left feeling superfluous. During deliberations on how to deal with the declining need for artillery, club president Impey Barbicane puts forward his idea to build a giant cannon and launch a projectile to the moon. After the initial chaos the proposal causes, the members of the club unite in support of the idea. As the project receives public recognition, the Baltimore Gun Club gains even more courage to proceed with its endeavor, with significant donations pouring in from all over the world. However, Captain Nicholl of Philadelphia, an armor plate designer and old rival of Barbicane, contradicts the venture and makes a series of wagers with him about the success rate of such a feat. Accordingly, the members of the Baltimore Gun Club are busy at work with the formation and scientific calculations for their lunar expedition. Furthermore, a cheerful French adventurer appears and volunteers to be a passenger on board the projectile, and even convinces Barbicane and Nicholl to join him. An unforeseen array of characters and their cooperation brings together elements of comedy and suspense, leaving readers engrossed in the novel’s development. Verne uses his characters to present humorous stereotypes and a caricature representation of American nationalism. Nevertheless From the Earth to the Moon offers adventure, humor, and a range of comical and eccentric personalities.

Reviews

martin watvedt

- Re review

I finally understood that these recordings are done by voulenteers. Great job! Awsome book

martin watvedt

- Review

The one reading the first chapter is not that bad. I got used to her and settled in for this book. But the the preliminary chapter was over and a second person starts to read. And she is seriously reading while eating chewing gum. I am amazed and quite angry at this affront

martin watvedt

- Review

The one reading the first chapter is not that bad. I got used to her and settled in for this book. But the the preliminary chapter was over and a second person starts to read. And she is seriously reading while eating chewing gum. I am amazed and quite angry at this affront

Sounds like steam everytime he uses the word "s"..

Julie

- Review

This was an interesting and sometimes fascinating book to listen to. A bit boring because of the stale narration but simply incredible how he knew so much about space 100 years before we actually went to the moon. Now on to the next Jules Vern book.

From the earth to the moon

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From the earth to the moon