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His remarkable novel, originally published in swrvadac, about a group of 36 internationals carried off into the solar system on a two year journey on a comet after the cometGallia, collides with earth It is a damaged work down because the “villain” of the piece is a Jewish shylock.

Some of his books have been made into films. Sampson Low, No Date. These people do not realize at first what has happened, and consider the collision an earthquake. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Off On A Comet (Extraordinary Voyages, #15) by Jules Verne

Together the Count and Servadac explore their new world which they name Galia. Feb 28, Erin rated it did not like it.

Even the Hetzel revised version has never been translated into English, as both Victorian translations were made from the magazine version. Other books in juli series. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Biblio sellers have a fantastic collection of Beat Generation books and ephemera for browsing. Wells, is often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction”. During the voyage they discover a mountain chain blocking the sea, which they initially consider to be the Mediterranean Sea and then they find the island of Formentera before the catastrophe a part of the Balearic Islandswhere they find French astronomer Palmyrin Rosette, who helps them to solve all the mysterious phenomena.


When on January 1 there is again a contact between the atmospheres of Gallia and Earth, the space castaways leave in the balloon and land safely two kilometers from Mostaganem in Algeria. The cover but not the title page bears the sub-title “The Career of a Comet.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Binding in excellent condition with light wear jhlio edges and wear to bottom right corner of cover. It turns out that the island has been occupied by Englishmen, who maintain a connection to their base at Gibraltar through an optical telegraph. Add to wishlist E-mail a link to this book.

Hector Servadac is an science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The anti-semitic tone remained cerne, sales were lower than for other Verne books, and the American reprint houses saw little profit with only a single printing by George Munro in a newspaper format.

Off on a Comet or Hector Servadac

Classic Books and Ephemera Published: Captain Servadac’s adjutant Ben Zoof, to his amazement, jumps twelve meters high. Jules Verne In the Year 15, To Servadac’s surprise, the astronomer, the thirty-sixth and most important Gallian, is none other than Professor Palmyrin Rosette, the Captain’s college professor. Very handsome copy of a very early ed p. Una lettura consigliata a sognatori, scienziati e profani della scienza, grandi e piccini.


While this is a fairly enjoyable read, it has not survived the passage of time well. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The most controversial aspect is the depiction of a German-Jewish merchant, who is shown as greedy and mildly dishonest. Faysal Alam Riyad rated it liked it. Science fictionadventure novel.

Hector Servadac

Spanish people are lazy, English are stodgy and veren to eat, Jews are money hungry assholes who’d rather live miserably by themselves than share, French people are vivacious and smart.

In early November Rossete’s refined calculations show that there will be a new collision with the Earth, exactly two years after the first, again on January 1.

Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius, from which they rightly deduced that atmosphere became thinner serfadac pressure dropped.