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Off on a Comet or Hector Servadac

After receiving objections, a cleaned up version was produced, did not sell well, and was never translated to English. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Where it stumbles is that Vernes’ usual bits of satire of the various nationalities of Eur Odd, almost surreal book that combines elements from other Verne books and places them in a sci-fi setting that borders on being a fairy tale.

Typically, the emotions of characters do not extend julil a deepness level of one. He is persistently focused only on how much money he can make, and, naturally, he will cheat others to that end.

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But – and it’s a BIG but – what I didn’t catch onto as a young teen is now glaringl I read this book as a young teen and absolutely loved it, though even then I realized how implausible the plot was. Boiling and freezing, aervadac the long, two year, billions of miles bizarre journeythrough the fascinating unknown Solar System. The cast is made up of standard characters: We are asked to believe that a comet with a hetor metallic core hit the earth hard enough to carry of a significant part of the Mediterranean–from British Gibraltar to French Algeria, and a bit of Sicily — yet did it so gently that all the inhabitants of the area comfortably survived, and what is more since it was a dark and foggy night the rest of the earth hardly noticed, and doubted the rep The science of this fiction appears to be frankly unbelievable even by midth century standards.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apparently, this was in the original writing, not something introduced by the translators. Isaac Hakkabut is not just hfctor heartless wily usurer, hardened miser, and skinflint who happens to be a Jew – but Jews are described as typically so. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction.

First authorized American edition. Endpapers and title page browned from age. Toon meer Toon minder. Una lettura consigliata a sognatori, scienziati e profani della scienza, grandi e piccini. Publisher’s illustrated red cloth with lettering to the front board and spine stamped in black. Servadac surveyed him leisurely.

Part of Verne’s Voyages Extraordinaires. During the voyage they discover a mountain chain blocking the sea, which they initially consider to be the Mediterranean Sea and then they find the island of Formentera before the catastrophe a part of the Balearic Islandswhere they find French astronomer Palmyrin Rosette, who helps them to solve all the mysterious phenomena.

The Child of the Cavern. Quite a prophetic story decribed as ” great art, with rigorous scientific factual information and preposterous assumptions ” Gravity is one seventh of Terra’s, the atmosphere, even has clouds, an activevolatile volcano, luckily is found.

I think any Jules Verne fan would still enjoy this!!! This includes stodgy Brits, lazy Spaniards, and of course the impossibly greedy German Verbe.

Parke used the title Off on a Cometand since that time the book has usually been hectod to with that title instead of the correct one, Hector Servadac. Set up a giveaway. During the night there is an earthquake near the entrance to the Mediterranean and when the inhabitants of the area wake up the world had changed.


Oct 29, Gavin Stephenson-Jackman rated it really liked it. Despite this I found the book to be rather enjoyable, as this author’s imagination is always fun to experience.

Light foxing and smudges throughout. Verne seems to have tried to write a more funny take on nationalities of Europe, and so we have our hero Hector get whisked away from Algeria heector a comet, which coincidentally also took part of the Med with it, including some of the most annoying stereotypes of European nationalities possible.

Servadqc proposal is approved and the castaways make a balloon out of the sails of their ship. InClassics Illustrated released Off on a Comet as a graphic novel issue On the other hand, the British officers are stuffy and insular — they are also left behind on the meteor at the end, and presumably perish horribly, though this is not described.

Extraordinary Voyages 1 – 10 of 54 books. Wells in developing fantastic, un-worldly adventures to take the reader along. One strange phenomenon they meet is that the sea on the comet does not freeze, even though the temperature drops below the freezing point believed to be due to the theory that a stagnant water surface resists freezing longer than when rippled by wind. Lists with This Book.

Hector Servadac by Verne, Jules

They feed themselves mainly with the animals that were left on the chunk carried away by Gallia. The mood and atmosphere of the world at the time was so demeaning towards Jews. A wonderful flight of fantasy only spoiled by the anti-semitic views of the author.