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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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Introduction: Verne Takes Off

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pp. xi-xxxi

It’s a balloonist’s nightmare—a nutcase on board . . .
“The higher we go, the more glorious our death will be!”
All of her ballast tossed out, the balloon carried us to unreachable heights! The vehicle trembled in the air; the tiniest...

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Five Weeks in a Balloon

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pp. 1-292

They had a packed house for the Royal Geographical Society’s meeting on January 14, 1862, at 3 Waterloo Place, London. Their president, Sir Francis M——, made a major announcement to his distinguished colleagues during a speech that was frequently interrupted by...

Note on the Translation

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pp. 293-294

Gallery of Heroes

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pp. 295-304

Notes

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pp. 305-314

Bibliography

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pp. 315-348

Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography

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pp. 349-356

About the Contributors

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pp. 357-360