Off On A Comet, Or Hector Servadac
by Jules Verne
Publisher: Vincent Parke And Co 1911
Number of pages: 689
Although time has obscured this book, Jules Verne's Off on a Comet is a remarkable work. Verne takes his characters on a journey to the depths of infinite space, to present what astronomers of that time really knew of outer space.
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