A Voyage In A Balloon

Jules Verne

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A Voyage In A Balloon (also known as A Drama in the Air) is a short story by French author Jules Verne, first published in 1851. As the narrator begins to ascend in his balloon, an unknown person suddenly jumps into the car. This unexpected passenger has a sole intention of taking the balloon to its maximum altitude, regardless of the danger it poses to both him and the pilot. During the lengthy journey, the intruder takes advantage of the opportunity to narrate the history of events associated with lighter-than-air travel. This brief tale hints at Verne's inaugural novel, Five Weeks In A Balloon.

This book has 6,334 words, 12 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1851. This translation by George M. Towle was first published in 1876.

Production notes: This ebook of A Voyage In A Balloon was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 10th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'An Illustration from "A Drama in the Air"' by Émile-Antoine Bayard.

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