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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Off on a Comet, by Jules Verne This eBook is for the .. Hector Servadac was thirty years of age, an orphan without lineage and. Hector Servadac [Jules Verne] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jules Gabriel Verne () was a French author who helped. Off On A Comet has ratings and 57 reviews. Ahmad said: Hector Servadac = Off On A Comet (Extraordinary Voyages #15), Jules VerneOff on a Comet (Fren.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. NONE ] [ Writing: Servadac surveyed him leisurely. Please try again later. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. Therefore, the idea is conceived of leaving the comet at collision time in a balloon. Par le tiers du rayon! Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling.

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He determines it atbillion tonnes. Chipping on spine top edge. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. This includes stodgy Brits, lazy Spaniards, and of course the impossibly greedy German Jew. Views Read Edit View history. The mood and atmosphere of the world at the servadca was so demeaning towards Jews. During the juulio 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.

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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. Verne seems to have originally planned it like that. The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Rosette y met au moins des formes! With ‘numerous illustrations’, including frontis of ‘The Crisis of Peril was close at hand’. Wells in developing fantastic, un-worldly adventures to take the reader along.

Jun 13, Luke Bell rated it it was ok. The involuntary travelers through the Solar system do not have any hope for long-term colonization of their new world, because it is lacking arable land. May 27, Sam rated it liked it Shelves: In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Basement Seller Published: As usual Verne’s humor involves heavy ethnic stereotypes –the French officer is gallant, his Russian ally almost equally so, their servants are faithful, the Italian peasants are merry and the little Italian girl incredibly sweet.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The story of the comet ride is still marvelous as are so many of Verne’s tales, but I would be hard put to recommend this book to anyone, unless with a large warning. The landscape of the early 20th century was ripe for what happened to the Jews in the middle of it.

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They travel close to mercury and the weather gets hot, then far out by Jupiter and the comet gets cold enough that all the oceans freeze. Sep 22, Ben Williams rated servwdac it was ok. Astronomer Palmyrin Rosett, Servadac’s old, perpetually bad tempered teacher he had at school, rescued from a frozen, bleak, lonely island.

From the beginning Verne had problems with this novel. Thus, it comes as no surprise that those general undertones of grumbling would spring forth into actionable and visible hate and atrocities against the Jews. The ice is completely smooth and allows skating and sleigh sailing.


Illustrated with black and white plates. A wonderful flight of fantasy only spoiled by the anti-semitic views of the author. It’s a pity his editor said no to that.

Off On A Comet (Extraordinary Voyages, #15) by Jules Verne

A comet grazes the earth, and a group of people get swept up onto the comet and live on it as it speeds its way through the solar system. Ships same or next business day! Nevertheless Comet “Gallia”, hits the Earth hard, taking chunks of land with it probably water also. What makes this book worth reading is also one of its major drawbacks. That is what he excels at and so it makes sense that his novels should emphasize that trait. Wahrscheinlich war das nicht futuristisch genug.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story starts with a comet called Gallia, that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Small, weakly, with eyes bright and false, a busked nose, a yellowish beard and unkempt hair, large feet, hands long and hooked, he offered the well-known type of the German Jew, recognizable among all.

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Off on a Comet or Hector Servadac

Captain Servadac and his adjutant Ben Zoof find themselves alone on the Algerian shore when the disaster strikes. Sign In Register Help Cart.

In Dover New York re-published the Roth translations, unabridged, as Space Novels by Jules Verne, including reproductions of the original engravings from the first French editions. English Choose a language for hecor. Vincent Parke and Company.