From The Earth To The Moon (eBook)
de Jules Verne
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First published in 1865, From the Earth to the Moon is Jules Vernes fantastical tale of an ambitious plan to fly to the moon. Set at the end of the American Civil War, Vernes novel is a forward-looking and modern tale of space adventure. With the war over and no other pressing tasks to occupy them, the members of the Baltimore Gun Club, at the urging of their President, Impey Barbicane, decide to build a gun large enough to propel a projectile from the Earth to the Moon. Barbicane is certain that, based on his calculations, the group can build a cannon powerful enough to launch a projectile all the way to the moon. Wagers begin to be placed on this incredible plan, great sums of money are raised, and the mission is soon expanded to the idea of sending three people in the projectile with the hope of landing them on the moon. Vernes tale of grand dreams and enterprising scientists ends on a cliffhanger as the intrepid explorers blast off to the moon and an uncertain fate in this enduring classic of science fiction. This edition includes a biographical afterword.