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Five weeks in a balloon-Jules Verne.

Published inFive Weeks in a Balloon was the first successful novel written by the French Jules Verne, master of anticipation and father of a popular modern literary genre: And, the thing is that in this novel, Fortuny tells a story with a sad undercurrent even if it is told with humor. The book is partly inspired by the bold African explorations conducted at the time by British, French, German and Italian people with the same intention pursued by the protagonist, Dr.

However, we must not separate from such motivating reason, the Jules Verne enthusiasm for the conquest of the sky by balloons; A few years before he had met the adventurer and photographer Nadar, who from took aerial photos aboard the balloon Geant.

What we see, in his company, is a detailed description of the heart of Africa, within an expedition to measure the meridian. For me, an sntonio tragicomedy. In Alehop the author tells us, with a worldly language but very, very, carefully, two stories that, at the beginning, have nothing to do with each other: So Jules Verne a tireless literary traveler, could not leave aside the fact of writing this book, one of the most perfect of all his productions.


Skip to content The ambition to fly, the old fortiny of man was made a reality. Meanwhile, mose reporter also has to fight his own battles, including measure how much his dignity is worth. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

I assure you it is not easy to make a social criticism so fierce at the same time that you manage to get a smile from the reader, and in this story Fortuny gets it, chapter by chapter he achieves everything fits, he makes believable the unbelievable. Strangely, they did not find the body of any of the adventurers, and although the rescue team obviously fortyny dismayed, they give up the idea of finding them alive.

The plot of this story begins in the mid-nineteenth century when a wise eccentric English explorer named Samuel Fergusson decides to cross the African continent accompanied by his faithful servant Joe and his friend Dick Kennedy.

Verne continues here with his personal formula, combining scientific disclosure and his passion for adventure fiction. I do not think so! Well… this all is what Alehop is about. For example, did you noticed how politicians give us jellybeans for we are content and we forget the real important happenings?

Nevertheless, after several days of not knowing the whereabouts of the expeditionaries, several British ships begin their quest, finding only remains of the alehp, which seems to have suffered a new and fatal accident. One hundred years of solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The ambition to fly, the old dream of man was made a reality. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


As you would expect in a novel by Jules Verne, during the five weeks of the journey the protagonists will be involved in many adventures. With a smile on your face you read if not devour a tender, heartwarming story, jos also a great social criticism, in which neither advertising nor politicians nor the media inert protagonists along with health, money and love get out of it unscathed, why?

Five weeks in a balloon-Jules Verne

Your email address will not be published. As usualliterature in the service of life and life surpassing reality. A work of very black humor, anxiously funny, witty, intelligent and very current.

I had the fortune of reading it in spanish and must confess that I fell in love with it.

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Your email address will not be published. In order not to live so apart from reality….

Well, it is a choral novel in which we find foremost five characters: A book full of a piece of the fantastic reality that we can find in our world. Journey to the center of the earth-Jules Verne.

José Antonio Fortuny (Author of Alehop)

Alehop — Jose Antonio Fortuny. Or at least I hope so …. Finally, on May 1st, the three protagonists manage to achieve a fort of the French Legion where they are greeted as heroes.