By Ben Fountain

ISBN-10: 0060885580

ISBN-13: 9780060885588

The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to either disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection among the overseas, the known, and the inescapably human.

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At his death in 1905 his desk drawers contained the manuscripts of several new novels. Jules Verne is buried in the Madeleine Cemetery in Amiens. The World of Jules Verne and Journey to the Center of the Earth 1828 Jules Gabriel Verne is born in the port city of Nantes, France, the first of the five children who will be born to Pierre and Sophie Allotte Verne. His father, an attorney, will encourage young Jules to pursue a career in law. 1834 Jules begins attending secondary school. During his years at school, he excels in geology, Latin, and Greek.

His longtime publisher , Hetzel, dies. Verne sells the Saint-Michel III because of financial concerns. Robert Louis Stevenson publishes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  1889 Sans dessus dessous (Topsy-Turvy) appears, which contains notably negative views on the potential of technology. 1895 English novelist H. G. 1897 Le Sphinx des glaces (The Ice Sphinx), written as a sequel to Poe’s 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, is published. Flagging health plagues Verne. His brother Paul dies. 1905 Leaving a drawer filled with manuscripts, and with his family gathered at his bedside, Jules Verne dies of complications from diabetes.

His posthumously published novels, altered considerably by his son, Michel, remain a source of scholarly debate and interest. Introduction Traveling to the center of the Earth would involve a downward trip of about 4,000 miles that would cut through the Earth’s crust and its mostly solid, rocky mantle into a liquid core of iron alloy, then end at a solid inner core of iron and nickel. Pressure and temperature would rise with increasing depth, and temperatures would reach about 10,300 degrees Fahrenheit at the Earth’s center—hardly a climate that many geo-tourists would enjoy!

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