From the Earth to the Moon
by Jules Verne
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2003
Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts (first published in 1865), Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen.
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