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Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare
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Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare
Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare
Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare
Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare

Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Stories by Jules Verne Early Edition 1876 Rare

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292 pages

Heavily decorative green boards with red climbing rose illustration are considerably aged and discolored from vintage condition. Rub wear to spine ends and corners. Water stain evident from top edge down galley. Binding tight with slight forward tilt. Great condition for an almost 150-year old book.

Extremely Rare Original Antique Collectible 1876 Hardcover Book
Marvelous Addition to Any Jules Verne Collection!!

Highly Collectible
• Significant Manuscript by the Pioneer of the Science Fiction Genre
• Vernes is the third most translated author of all time
• Jules Vernes' prominent novels have been made into films
• Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the ""Father of Science Fiction""

Description
• One of the Most Unique, Decorative, & Attractive Covers of this Title:
Beautiful, Illustrious Red Climbing Rose on a Green Vine Colors with Peach Background
• Illustrated with Black and White Plates
• Great for reading as an entertaining science fiction novel
• Book Dimensions: approx. 6 ¼” L x 4 ½” W x 1” D
• 292 Pages

• Book contains other works by Jules Verne in addition to title feature:
Master Zacharius, Drama in the Air, Winter in the Ice, and The Fortieth French Ascension of Mont Blanc


TABLE OF CONTENTS
DOCTOR OX’S EXPERIMENT
I. How it is useless to seek, even on the best maps, for the small town of Quiquendone Page 1
II. In which the burgomaster Van Tricasse and the counsellor Niklausse consult about the affairs of the town Page 4
III. In which the commissary Passauf enters as noisily as unexpectedly Page 10
IV. In which Doctor Ox reveals himself as a physiologist of the first rank, and as an audacious experimenter Page 17
V. In which the Burgomaster and the Counsellor pay a visit to Doctor Ox, and what follows Page 23
VI. In which Frantz Niklausse and Suzel Van Tricasse form certain projects for the future Page 31
VII. In which the andantes become allegros, and the allegros vivaces Page 36
VIII. In which the ancient and solemn German waltz becomes a whirlwind Page 48
IX. In which Doctor Ox and Ygène, his assistant, say a few words Page 56
X. In which it will be seen that the epidemic invades the entire town, and what effect it produces Page 57
XI. In which the Quiquendonians adopt a heroic resolution Page 63
XII. In which Ygène, the assistant gives a reasonable piece of advice, which is eagerly rejected by Doctor Ox Page 70
XIII. In which it is once more proved that from a high position one overlooks all human littlenesses Page 71
XIV. In which matters go so far that the inhabitants of Quiquendon, the reader, and even the author, demand an immediate denouement Page 82
XV. In which the denouement takes places Page 85
XVI. In which the intelligent reader sees that he has guessed correctly, despite all the author’s precautions Page 86
XVII. In which Doctor Ox’s theory is explained Page 88

MASTER ZACHARIUS
I. A Winter’s Night Page 91
II. The Pride of Science Page 102
III. A Strange Visit Page 110
IV. The Church of St. Pierre Page 120
V. The Hour of Death Page 129

A DRAMA IN THE AIR Page 143
A WINTER IN THE ICE
I. The Black Flag Page 171
II. Jean Cornbutte’s Project Page 178
III. A Ray of Hope Page 185
IV. In the Passes Page 190
V. Liverpool Island Page 195
VI. The Quaking of the Ice Page 201
VII. Settling for the Winter Page 208
VIII. Plan of the Explorations Page 213
IX. The House of Snow Page 217
X. Buried Alive Page 222
XI. A Cloud of Smoke Page 229
XII. The Return to the Ship Page 235
XIII. The Two Rivals Page 241
XIV. Distress Page 246
XV. The White Bears Page 251
XVI. Conclusion Page 258

THE FORTIETH FRENCH ASCENSION OF MONT BLANC Page 265


LIST OF ILLLUSTRATIONS

For Hours Together They Exchanged Soft Words Front.

The Orchestra was Really Intoxicated Page 46

The Old Watch maker was upright in the Middle of the Room Page 100

‘Let Us Cut These Cords!’ Page 168

They struck Each Other Violently Page 256


From the Back Cover of a Later Edition
'Dr. Ox's Experiment' (French: Une fantaisie du docteur Ox, 'A Fantasy of Doctor Ox') is a short story by the French Writer and pioneer of science-fiction, Jules Verne, originally published in 1872. It describes an experiment by one Dr. Ox and his assistant Gedeon Ygene. A prosperous scientist Dr. Ox offers to build a novel gas lighting system to an unusually stuffy Flemish town of Quiquendone. As the town bore no charges, the offer is gladly accepted. The hidden interest of Dr. Ox is however not lighting, but large scale experiment on effect of oxygen on plants, animals and humans leading to accelerated growth, excitement, and aggressiveness. Jules acknowledges in the epilogue that the described effect of oxygen is pure fiction invented by him.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Short Stories by Jules Verne Jules Verne pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels ""Journey to the Center of the Earth"" (1864), ""Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"" (1870), and ""Around the World in Eighty Days"" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." And this is a nice collection of his short stories.
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