Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

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Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne, and also a sequel to his classic science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon presents the continuation of the gripping tale which ended with a cliffhanger and left readers to ponder over endless possibilities. Published in 1870, the novel presents an unprecedented journey into space, while focusing on space navigation, scientific calculations, unforeseen circumstances and dangerous encounters, which in turn mark the novel as prophetic of its time. The novel launches with the reappearance of the distinct trio and first space travelers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Ardan, who have been launched out of a projectile and begin their visionary mission of lunar exploration. Having blacked out after being fired out of a space gun, the three adventurers later regain consciousness, extremely lucky to have escaped serious injury. However, their luck and sense of achievement is short-lived after the journey takes a shaky turn of events as an asteroid just barely misses the projectile. Although they escape near collision, the event marks the beginning of the misfortunes fixated on the journey including the death of Ardan’s dog, deviation, and intoxication by gases. Nevertheless, the valiant group maintains a positive attitude as they proceed with their initial objective to unravel the mysteries of space. Abundant in descriptive language, imagery and fantasy, the novel proves to be a successful sequel while additionally providing a resolution to a gripping story. Verne’s Round the Moon only further strengthens his reputation as a visionary adventure novelist, as the novel proves to be a unique representation of space expedition and man’s curiosity about the unknown. Bearing in mind that the novel was written a century before the first lunar mission, the novel provides an interesting contrast between modern and past views concerning the topic of space travel, and demonstrates the extent of technological progression.
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Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne, and also a sequel to his classic science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon presents the continuation of the gripping tale which ended with a cliffhanger and left readers to ponder over endless possibilities. Published in 1870, the novel presents an unprecedented journey into space, while focusing on space navigation, scientific calculations, unforeseen circumstances and dangerous encounters, which in turn mark the novel as prophetic of its time. The novel launches with the reappearance of the distinct trio and first space travelers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Ardan, who have been launched out of a projectile and begin their visionary mission of lunar exploration. Having blacked out after being fired out of a space gun, the three adventurers later regain consciousness, extremely lucky to have escaped serious injury. However, their luck and sense of achievement is short-lived after the journey takes a shaky turn of events as an asteroid just barely misses the projectile. Although they escape near collision, the event marks the beginning of the misfortunes fixated on the journey including the death of Ardan’s dog, deviation, and intoxication by gases. Nevertheless, the valiant group maintains a positive attitude as they proceed with their initial objective to unravel the mysteries of space. Abundant in descriptive language, imagery and fantasy, the novel proves to be a successful sequel while additionally providing a resolution to a gripping story. Verne’s Round the Moon only further strengthens his reputation as a visionary adventure novelist, as the novel proves to be a unique representation of space expedition and man’s curiosity about the unknown. Bearing in mind that the novel was written a century before the first lunar mission, the novel provides an interesting contrast between modern and past views concerning the topic of space travel, and demonstrates the extent of technological progression.
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00 – Preliminary Chapter

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00 – Preliminary Cha...

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01 – Twenty Minutes Past ...

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01 – Twenty Minutes ...

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02 – The First Half-Hour

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02 – The First Half-...

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03 – Their Place of Shelt...

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03 – Their Place of ...

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04 – A Little Algebra

08 Feb 2021 | 11 mins 47 secs

04 – A Little Algebr...

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05 – The Cold of Space

07 Feb 2021 | 18 mins 36 secs

05 – The Cold of Spa...

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06 – Question and Answer

06 Feb 2021 | 15 mins 40 secs

06 – Question and An...

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07 – A Moment of Intoxica...

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07 – A Moment of Int...

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08 – At Seventy-Eight Tho...

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08 – At Seventy-Eigh...

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09 – The Consequences of ...

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09 – The Consequence...

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10 – The Observers of the...

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10 – The Observers o...

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11 – Fancy and Reality

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11 – Fancy and Reali...

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12 – Orographic Details

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12 – Orographic Deta...

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13 – Lunar Landscapes

30 Jan 2021 | 17 mins 06 secs

13 – Lunar Landscape...

30 Jan 2021 | 17 mins 06 secs

14 – The Night of Three H...

29 Jan 2021 | 18 mins 58 secs

14 – The Night of Th...

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