Jules Gabriel Verne (b. 8 Feb 1828 - d. 24 Mar 1905)
A French author who pioneered the science fiction genre.
He is best known for:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)
A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
Dug up the epub ebooks from mobileread forum. Sometimes those are formatted better.
Five Weeks In A Balloon
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
Comic Book Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Mysterious Island
MobileRead Note: A loose sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Seas", "The Mysterious Island" tells the story of 5 men who crash-land on an uninhabited Pacific island after their balloon is caught in a hurricane. Starting with almost no resources, the book tells how they build "civilisation" from nothing. But the island has a mysterious secret...This is one of my favourite Verne novels.
An Antarctic Mystery
Around the World in 80 Days
The Adventures of a Special Correspondent
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
The Moon Voyage
MobileRead Note: Verne's two classic books "From the Earth to the Moon" and its sequel, "Around the Moon", in a single volume.
The Blockade Runners
In Search of the Castaways
(Illustrations, Edits mine.)
My Note: This is the one I was particularly interested in.
MobileRead Note: A chance discovery of a partially illegible message in a bottle found in a shark's stomach leads to a search for shipwrecked sailors across South America, Australia, and New Zealand (the message specified the latitude, but not the longitude of the shipwreck) with numerous adventures en-route. Basically, it's a travelogue with adventures thrown in.
The characters in this book were very popular, and Verne re-introduced them in "The Mysterious Island", which is itself a sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Seas", so ideally this book should be read in between "20,000 Leagues Under the Seas" and "The Mysterious Island".