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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Jules Verne

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258 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is Jules Verne at his very best. It is properly sub-titled Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. The sub-title actually tells the entire story which is set in the late 1800s, and readers who enjoy adventure are in for a splendid treat. Dr. Samuel Ferguson conceives of exploring Africa from the air, in a balloon that Ferguson designs and the adventurers name VICTORIA. The doctors long-time friend and associate, Richard Kennedy, reluctantly agrees to accompany him on this dangerous journey, and the doctors servant, Joseph Wilson, is traveler number three. One hair-raising adventure follows another, from being chased by cannibals. . . to having their balloon attacked and badly damaged by huge birds. . . being attacked by lions. . . and a chase across the desert by blood-thirsty Arabs. These and many other life threatening challenges will have the reader on the edge of his seat as the three men make their way across mysterious Africa. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781483799117

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Title: Five Weeks in a Balloon

Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is Jules Verne at his very best. It is properly sub-titled Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. The sub-title actually tells the entire story which is set in the late 1800's, and readers who enjoy adventure are in for a splendid treat. Dr. Samuel Ferguson conceives of exploring Africa from the air, in a balloon that Ferguson designs and the adventurers name VICTORIA. The doctor's long-time friend and associate, Richard Kennedy, reluctantly agrees to accompany him on this dangerous journey, and the doctor's servant, Joseph Wilson, is traveler number three. One hair-raising adventure follows another, from being chased by cannibals...to having their balloon attacked and badly damaged by huge birds...being attacked by lions...and a chase across the desert by blood-thirsty Arabs. These and many other life threatening challenges will have the reader on the edge of his seat as the three men make their way across mysterious Africa.

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