Extraordinary Voyages (universe)

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The Extraordinary Voyages, or Voyages extraordinaires in their original French, is a collection of books written by Jules Verne. In total, he wrote 54 novels, from 1863 to 1905, with another eight released posthumously and heavily altered by his son. Although the novels didn't feature any related characters or content, they all shared a similar theme, to showcase the latest of modern science and technology in an entertaining manner. The majority of Verne's published works are part of this collection, though he did write many poems, plays, and other stories. Most of these novels were published as serials before being later published as complete books.


Although I was aware of several of Verne's books, I had no idea they were often viewed as part of a collection. It wasn't until I read my third book of his that I learned about this name. I have no intention of reading the entire series, as I find most of Verne's work to be dull.


Original French title English title First Published
Cinq Semaines en ballon Five Weeks in a Balloon 1863
Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras The Adventures of Captain Hatteras 1866
Voyage au centre de la Terre A Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864
De la Terre à la Lune From the Earth to the Moon 1865
Les Enfants du capitaine Grant In Search of the Castaways 1868
Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870
Autour de la Lune Around the Moon 1870
Une Ville flottante A Floating City 1871
Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa 1872
Le Pays des fourrures The Fur Country 1873
Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours Around the World in Eighty Days 1873
L'Île mystérieuse The Mysterious Island 1875
Le Chancellor The Survivors of the Chancellor 1875
Michel Strogoff Michael Strogoff 1876
Hector Servadac Off on a Comet 1877
Les Indes noires The Child of the Cavern 1877
Un Capitaine de quinze ans Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen 1878
Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum The Begum's Fortune 1879
Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine Tribulations of a Chinaman in China 1879
La Maison à vapeur The Steam House 1880
La Jangada Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon 1881
L'École des Robinsons Godfrey Morgan 1882
Le Rayon vert The Green Ray 1882
Kéraban-le-têtu Kéraban the Inflexible 1883
L'Étoile du sud The Vanished Diamond 1884
L'Archipel en feu The Archipelago on Fire 1884
Mathias Sandorf Mathias Sandorf 1885
Un Billet de loterie The Lottery Ticket 1886
Robur-le-Conquérant Robur the Conqueror 1886
Nord contre Sud North Against South 1887
Le Chemin de France The Flight to France 1887
Deux Ans de vacances Two Years' Vacation 1888
Famille-sans-nom Family Without a Name 1889
Sans dessus dessous The Purchase of the North Pole 1889
César Cascabel César Cascabel 1890
Mistress Branican Mistress Branican 1891
Le Château des Carpathes Carpathian Castle 1892
Claudius Bombarnac Claudius Bombarnac 1892
P'tit-Bonhomme Foundling Mick 1893
Mirifiques Aventures de Maître Antifer Captain Antifer 1894
L'Île à hélice Propeller Island 1895
Face au drapeau Facing the Flag 1896
Clovis Dardentor Clovis Dardentor 1896
Le Sphinx des glaces An Antarctic Mystery 1897
Le Superbe Orénoque The Mighty Orinoco 1898
Le Testament d'un excentrique The Will of an Eccentric 1899
Seconde Patrie The Castaways of the Flag 1900
Le Village aérien The Village in the Treetops 1901
Les Histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin The Sea Serpent 1901
Les Frères Kip The Kip Brothers 1902
Bourses de voyage Travel Scholarships 1903
Un Drame en Livonie A Drama in Livonia 1904
Maître du monde Master of the World 1904
L'Invasion de la mer Invasion of the Sea 1905

These additional eight were published posthumously and heavily altered by Verne's son.

Original French title English title First Published
Le Volcan d'or The Golden Volcano| 1906
L'Agence Thompson and Co The Thompson Travel Agency 1907
La Chasse au météore The Chase of the Golden Meteor 1908
Le Pilote du Danube The Danube Pilot 1908
Les Naufragés du "Jonathan" The Survivors of the "Jonathan" 1909
Le Secret de Wilhelm Storitz The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz 1910
L'Étonnante Aventure de la mission Barsac The Barsac Mission 1919