Earlier this week, I presented to you LibriVox, an online compendium of audio-books in the public domain in the hopes to increase your exposure to the literature that laid the foundations for today’s Steampunk writers. Among the trailblazing masters of science fiction is Jules Verne, one of my favorites among the proto-Steampunk authors.
Jules Verne often takes the opposite view of technology than H.G. Wells. Where Wells condemns the continued progression of technology as the prelude to humanity’s destruction, Verne sees technology as the key to unlocking the human spirit and all its potential.
Barnes and Noble is offering a magnificent collection of Verne’s three best known novels: Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in hardcover.
This magnificent tome is also illustrated with the artwork of Nate Pride.
You can get all of this for just $11.68. Quite a bargain if you are looking to add a bit of Verne to your personal library. As far as modern editions of these novels go, you can’t get much better than this.