February 8: Jules Verne
On this date in 1828, the French adventure and science fiction writer was born. Enjoy audio recordings of three of his “Extraordinary Voyages” novels: Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, The Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea from the Lit2Go website. This classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne was published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. Reading level: 6.5. Words: 151,960.
The Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Journey to the Center of the Earth from the Lit2Go website. The book describes the journey of a scientist, his nephew, and their guide through the Earth’s interior by way of volcanic tubes. Along the way, they encounter various threats and wonders, seeing evidence of earlier stages in the planet’s development. Reading level: 6.0. Words: 76,516.