A Floating City

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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]

A Floating City
'A Floating City' by Jules Férat 01.jpg
AuthorJules Verne
Original titleUne ville flottante
IllustratorJules Férat
SeriesThe Extraordinary Voyages #8
GenreAdventure novel
PublisherPierre-Jules Hetzel
Publication date
Published in English
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Preceded byAround the Moon 
Followed byThe Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa 


1872 French book cover

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". Archived from the original on 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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