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Recommended fantasy books (8)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into fantasy here are some fantasy books from France for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos EN

Rating: 3 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
When Ophelia, who can travel through mirrors, is betrothed to an influential member of a faraway clan, she journeys to the towering city of Citaceleste, where she realizes she has become a pawn in a dangerous political game.

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Verne's classic novel of global voyaging One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.... continue


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Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4 (12 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of man’s race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane’s adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream t... continue

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Micul prinţ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry RO

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
De 67 de ani, Micul prinţ v-a cucerit sufletele, devenind un mit care a captivat întreaga planetă. Un gen aparte, fiind în acelaşi timp şi poveste poetico-filosofică şi mit iniţiatic, cartea ne aduce în prim-plan valorile umane, responsabilitate şi legătură între oameni, toleranţă şi spirit de aventură. Este un titlu accesibil tuturor categoriilor de vârstă, o poveste simplă şi fermecătoare, spusă într-un limbaj simplu, dar plin de poezie. O poveste încântătoare despre copilărie, singurătate şi prietenie.

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint−Exupery EN

Rating: 4 (131 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The Little Prince and nbsp;(French: and nbsp;Le Petit Prince) is a and nbsp;novella and nbsp;by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator and nbsp;Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by and nbsp;Reynal and amp; Hitchcock and nbsp;in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the and nbsp;liberation of France and nbsp;as Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the and nbsp;Vichy Regime. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its... continue

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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Although The Mysterious Island is technically a sequel to Vernes' enormously popular Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this novel offers a vastly different take on similar thematic motifs. As with all of Verne's best-known works, The Mysterious Island is a masterpiece of the action-adventure genre, with a heaping dash of science fiction influence thrown in for good measure.