Five Weeks In A Balloon

There was a large audience assembled on the 14th of January, 1862, at the session of the Royal Geographical Society, No 3 Waterloo Place, London The president, Sir Francis M , made an important communication to his colleagues, in an address that was frequently interrupted by applause This rare specimen of eloquence terminated with the following sonorous phrases bubblinThere was a large audience assembled on the 14th of January, 1862, at the session of the Royal Geographical Society, No 3 Waterloo Place, London The president, Sir Francis M , made an important communication to his colleagues, in an address that was frequently interrupted by applause This rare specimen of eloquence terminated with the following sonorous phrases bubbling over with patriotism England has always marched at the head of nations for, the reader will observe, the nations always march at the head of each other , by the intrepidity of her explorers in the line of geographical discovery General assent Dr Samuel Ferguson, one of her most glorious sons, will not reflect discredit on his origin No, indeed from all parts of the hall.
Five Weeks In A Balloon There was a large audience assembled on the th of January at the session of the Royal Geographical Society No Waterloo Place London The president Sir Francis M made an important commun

  • Title: Five Weeks In A Balloon
  • Author: Jules Verne
  • ISBN: 9780750910446
  • Page: 346
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    1. With this first book Jules Verne actually takes up the legend. That is, first of all, the first of his works listed in the series of "extraordinary voyages".In 1863, Africa is a mysterious continent, unknown. The age is the age of the great explorations and Jules Verne imagined a trip by three men - the inventor of a new type of balloon, Dr. Ferguson; his employee Joe and Dick Kennedy his friend.They take off Zanzibar and live multiple and exciting adventures before reaching Senegal and return t [...]

    2. Verne's first full-length novel, while setting the formula for many of his later books, is definitely not one of his best: the science is sketchy and the plot is basically a series of small misadventures in a row that the three main characters escape with usually not too much difficulty and a just modicum of ingenuity. The book would still be enjoyable enough, however, if not for the blatant racism that permeates all the pages where they meet another human being: every single black person in Afr [...]

    3. Júlio Verne presenteia-nos com uma história ímpar de obstinação e coragem.Uma obra onde impera a inteligência e a bondade entre todas as personagens. Todas elas diferentes, todas elas iguais. Humanas, leais, solidárias. Uma amizade que importa acima da riqueza, do amor próprio e da própria vida.Um mundo de homens que já não existem. Uma viagem marcante não só para as personagens que nos apaixonam a cada página, mas para nós, para todos aqueles que tiverem a coragem e o despudor de [...]

    4. Five Weeks in a Balloon (Extraordinary Voyages, #1)=Cinq semaines en ballon, Jules Verne عنوان: پنج هفته در بالن ؛ اثر: ژول ورن؛

    5. Reading Challenge 201617. Un libro mínimo 100 años más viejo que túPostergué muchísimo este libro porque odié Viaje al centro de la tierra. Sin embargo, Cinco semanas en globo es una novela increíble, llena de aventuras, dinamismo, acción, alegrías y muchos tropiezos en un viaje irrepetible. Nuestros tres protagonistas (Samuel Fergusson, Richard Kennedy y Joe Wilson, el querido Joe) son entrañables y muy bien construidos. Joe se roba el show y odié un poco a Dick por su profesión de [...]

    6. If you like trigger-happy wild game hunters and hardcore Victorian racism, this could be the one for you.

    7. Definitivamente duas estrelas e meia, que só arredondo para três pela segunda metade da história. Confesso que foi um livro que em parte me custou a ler, não só pelas exaustivas e repetitivas descrições dos lugares por onde passam os viajantes, que o tornam monótono e entediante, mas também pela falta de sentido de progressão que me impediu de manter agarrado à história. Em boa verdade, passei a maior parte do livro à espera de um acontecimento súbito que me motivasse a acabá-lo e [...]

    8. 3,5/5 N'ayant étudié que des extraits des romans de Jules Verne pendant ma scolarité et les ayant généralement appréciés, il me tardait de me plonger dans un roman entier. J'ai donc choisi pour commencer le premier ouvrage de la série des Voyages Extraordinaires.J'ai apprécié suivre notre trio, l'ingénieux Dr. Fergusson, le chasseur Kennedy et le brave Joe au grand coeur, à travers leurs aventures africaines. Les descriptions des techniques aéronautiques sont certes nombreuses mais [...]

    9. En él se ve la amplia documentación en que se basa para escribirla y ya se empieza a ver la gran imaginación del escritor para describir los sitios por donde pasan y que todavía no se habían descubierto en el momento en que lo escribe."Cinco semanas en globo" de Julio Verne

    10. I enjoyed this story so much more than I thought I would. Having read 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea a while back, I was already familiar with the writing of Jules Verne. And while that book was very good, there were also some flaws such as the writer's tendency to bog the narrative down with long-winded, heavily technical descriptions regarding the scientific processes and theories related to his story. These parts I felt slowed the pace too much. But they were always compensated for, with some [...]

    11. Not the best Verne I read. It still amazes me how modern some comments feel. At the other side: the tone sadly is very racist and only understandable if you look at the time it was written. However there are far better works of Julles Verne worth the read.

    12. Después de unos 30 años de no leer ninguna novela de Jules Verne (autor de varios favoritos de mi infancia), se me ocurrió empezar a leer toda la serie de los Viajes Extraordinarios en orden, proyecto que no pude terminar en la escuela primaria, donde tenían la colección completa en unos tomitos azules de tapa dura con olor a libro viejo, y que amaba.Entonces, comencé con este que es el primero de todos, publicado en 1863. Tenía mucho miedo de que mi amor infantil por Verne se diluyera en [...]

    13. De verdad que he disfrutado de Cinco semanas en globoEl primer libro publicado de Julio Verne y sin duda un preview de todas las aventuras que escribiría después. Un libro muy fácil de leer, lleno de aventuras y con unos protagonistas que se ganarán un pequeño lugar en nuestra memoria. Si bien no lo he disfrutado tanto como Around the World in Eighty Days la verdad es que sí es un gran libro para pasar el rato y una buena recomendación para adentrarse en la lectura clásica. Sin duda busc [...]

    14. "Excelsior"Me encanto! Necesitaba alejarme un poco de la literatura juvenil y este libro fue una lectura acertada. Aunque cuando empecé a leerlo no podía pasar de las 10 páginas por día, los primeros cápitulos abarcan la introducción a los personajes y la explicación de como funciona el globo. Se me hacía tan complejo leer toda la explicación del aeróstato que pensé en abandonar este libro, pero ¡menos mal que no! Cuando la trama ya se enfoca en las aventuras del Doctor y sus compañ [...]

    15. Doktors Samuels Fērgusons kopā ar draugu Ričardu Kenediju un kalpu Džo dodas ceļojumā pa Āfriku, izmantojot ar ūdeņradi piepildītu gaisa balonu. Pateicoties Fērgusona izgudrotajam mehānismam nav jāizlaiž no balona ūdeņradis un jāizmet balasts, tāpēc ar balonu var ceļot ļoti tālu un ilgi. Aprakstīti dažādi aizraujoši piedzīvojumi austrumu un centrālajā Āfrikā, Sahārā, Viktorijas un Čadas ezerā.Mūsdienās šo stāstu klasificē kā bērnu literatūru, jo laika g [...]

    16. Five Weeks in A Balloon is the first novel written by Jules Verne and unquestionably one of his best. Unfortunately it is indeed as its reputation holds highly racist which creates problems about how it should be approached. Sir Samuel Ferguson the hero of Five Weeks in a Balloon is a member of the Royal Geographic Society who in the the 1850s decides to explore Africa by crossing it from East to West in a balloon accompanied by two endearing sidekicks. Where it works, the descriptions of the ca [...]

    17. Conhecido por ser um explorador verdadeiramente aventureiro, Samuel Fergusson propõe-se a continuar os avanços de outros exploradores europeus pelo continente africano. No entanto, não pretendia seguir os exemplos desses mesmos exploradores, cujas viagens não tiveram o melhor dos fins, seja por causa de factores naturais ou por causa da acção de tribos de selvagens. Fergusson desenvolveu, então, um aeróstato alimentado a hidrogénio produzido através da separação química da água. A [...]

    18. Ok, ok, so the book is racist but it's also just bad. So bad that after weeks of putting it aside and trying to muster up the strength to slog through to the end, I gave up, read about it online, and have no regrets. Having never explored Jules Verne, I was inspired to read his work after adoring "All the Light We Cannot See", in which the sea-loving female protagonist reads "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Around the World in 80 Days". I bought a gorgeous collection of 4 of his novels and st [...]

    19. A late review, because actually I've started reading this book after I've finished reading "Around the World in 80 Days" (two in one). Similar plot, one guy tries to prove that he's capable of doing something that others can only imagine (and cannot). That is why the more I read Verne's books, the more I feel that he's trying to stress human spirit and optimism. If you have the capability, funding and strength to achieve your dreams, go for it and who cares about what others may think. That's th [...]

    20. While idly wandering through a book store for something to read recently, one book in particular caught my attention - A collection of Jules Verne books, featuring his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon. Verne being one of my favorite authors, I had no hesitation in purchasing the hefty book, and soon began to plow through it. The book involves three men (which seems to be a constant in Verne’s fictional universes) and their adventures travelling over the continent of Africa in a hot air bal [...]

    21. A fairly solid entry in the Verne catalogue. He does manage to make a balloon trip more interesting than i expected.There's also a lot of information concerning the history of african exploration which was informative as always with verne.I don't have enough science knowledge to support or pick apart vernes version of a balloon but its not your standard hot air type used today.Our three main characters all well drawn and there's some humour to be had in their personalities. The first half seemed [...]

    22. فك كنم زماني كه دارم ميميرم اگه بخوام كودكي رو با يه كلمه يا اسم به ياد بيارم اون ژول ورن !اون موقع كه نميدونستم سبك يعني چي فلسفه يعني چي شك يعني چي ترديد يعني چي و كتاب خريدن واسه من چيز مرسومي نبود بعد از مدرسه كتابخونه رفتن و كتاباي كهنه ژول ورن وگرفتن و چندين وچندبار خوندنشو [...]

    23. I really enjoyed this book. Sure, it had it's problems. The plot was a bit formulaic, and the charactersweren't all that deep and fleshed out. But it was fun, and entertaining.Don't be put of by comments of racist language, although that is certainly scattered throughout the book. But this book was also published in 1862, and so is a product of it's times, and you have to take that into account when readingit.

    24. Soy FAN de Jules Verne. Este libro me gusto más que el primero que leí, tiene muchísimo más aventuras que contar y los personajes me gustaron. Las aventuras que pasan son increíbles. Es aun más rápido de leer y te dejan con las ganas de tomar el siguiente libro. que por cierto ya estoy en eso.

    25. c’est peut être parce que j’étais obligé de le lire ou parce que je n’avais aucune envie de le lire, mais je n’ai pas aimé ce livre. ma prof de français nous a demandé de le faire juste au moment ou je veux lire tellement de livres que je ne sais meme plus le quel en choisir ( meme si c’est souvent le cas )j’ai beaucoup entendu parler de Jules Verne mais j’étais déçu après cette première lecture pour lui. je n’ai pas trop apprécié sa façon d’écrire et l’histoir [...]

    26. Cinq Semaines en Ballon is really a road trip story, except the road is the sky and the car is a balloon filled with highly flammable hydrogen. This book is typically entertaining Verne, with it's intelligent and self assured protagonist and series of exotic adventures. It's hard to believe that a balloon could ever have been the high tech, futuristic gadget in a semi-science fictiony adventure story, but balloons were cutting edge in the 1860s and the French would use them inspire the world dur [...]

    27. Pametni Englez, njegov odani sluga i snažni Škot u avanturi života. Zanimljiva je ovo knjiga sa sredine 19. stoljeća koja svjedoči na (upitno) relativno benigni način odnos Europe prema Africi dok je još bila srce tame. Na tom istraživačkom pohodu kroz mnoge afričke predjele, dok se ne bavi objašnjavanjem funkcioniranja i manevriranja balona, narator daje (navodno)(tada znane) iscrpne podatke glede geografije, ekosustava i društva. Nema pretjeranih iznenađenja kod samog tijeka radnj [...]

    28. No me considero un Verniano, aunque si leí unos cuántos libros de Verne hace algunos años. Este año, me decidí en leer todos sus libros en orden de publicación y, como tiene que ser, comencé por este.Teniendo en mente los otros que había leído, he de decir que queda bastante claro que es su primer libro. Si bien es un buen libro, no sobresale por encima de la media como si lo hacen otras obras suyas. Tiene un comienzo muy lento y prolongado, casi el primer tercio del libro, lo que me hi [...]

    29. This is a story of three men’s journey across Africa in a balloon. The story is very dated and written in accordance with the social norms of the day. In this regard, it can be perceived as racist and, given there are no female characters, sexist. However, the story is a classic. It is full of suspense and drama which leaves the reader on the edge of the seat wondering what will happen next. Interestingly, the story has no villain characters, the landscape and the people and animals in it are [...]

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