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Author:
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Title/Imprint:
Cinq semaines en ballon; voyage de découvertes en Afrique, par trois anglais (Five weeks in a balloon; or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa, by three Englishmen)
J. Hetzel: Paris , 1867

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Title page of an early French edition of "Five Weeks in a Balloon". (Title Page)

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Cinq Semaines en Ballon

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Illustration from the first page of "Five Weeks in a Balloon", showing the reader may expect volcanoes, lightning, and an exciting trip. (p. 1)

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Frontispiece

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The balloon Victoria is snagged by an elephant. (p. 98)

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Le Victoria remorqué un elephant.

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The shot of Doctor Ferguson. Animals are expendable artifacts in Verne's novels. (p. 101)

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Le croquis du docteur Ferguson

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The lost balloon. Here Verne uses the possibility of a temperature inversion to create the mirage of a second balloon. (p. 151)

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Le ballon inattendu

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Large scale maps figure prominently in Verne's adventures. (p. 180)

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L'Afrique Centrale, left half.

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Verne sets at least four of his novels in Central Africa, and drew many of the maps himself. (p. 181)

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L'Afrique Centrale, right half.

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Joe heaving overboard the tent of the gondola. Everything must go overboard when the gondola nears the ground. (p. 238)

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Joe détachant la tente de la nacelle.

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The cataracts of Guinea. Verne intermingles the fanciful with reality — the travellers end their trip at a well known location. (p. 253)

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Le cataractes de Gouina

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