A Floating City

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A Floating City
'A Floating City' by Jules Férat 01.jpg
Author Jules Verne
Original title Une ville flottante
Illustrator Jules Férat
Country France
Language French
Series The Extraordinary Voyages #8
Genre Adventure novel
Publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback)
Preceded by Around the Moon
Followed by The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

A Floating City, or sometimes translated The Floating City, (French: Une ville flottante) is an adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne first published in 1871 in France.[1] At the time of its publication, the novel enjoyed a similar level of popularity as Around the World in Eighty Days. [2] The first UK and US editions of the novel appeared in 1874.[3] Jules Férat provided the original illustrations for the novel.[4]


It tells of a woman who, on board the ship Great Eastern with her abusive husband, finds that the man she loves is also on board.


  1. ^ Schmidt, Johanna de (2016-07-01). "'This strange little floating world of ours': shipboard periodicals and community-building in the 'global' nineteenth century". Journal of Global History. 11 (2): 229–250. doi:10.1017/S1740022816000073. ISSN 1740-0228. 
  2. ^ "A Floating City; The Blockade Runners; Round the World in Eighty Days; Dr. Ox's Experiment by Jules Verne, 1911 | Online Research Library: Questia". www.questia.com. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  3. ^ Nash, Andrew. "Jules Verne: Book: A Floating City, and The Blockade Runners - ANash". www.julesverne.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  4. ^ Evans, Arthur B (1998). "The Illustrations of Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaire". Science Fiction Studies. 25: 241–270 – via DePauw University Library. 

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