Original title: Autour de la Lune (1870).
Round the Moon is also known as Around the Moon.
The sequel to From the Earth to the Moon chronicles the events of the crew as they circumnavigate the moon.
"It's all very well," said Captain Nicholl, "to go to the moon, but how do we get back again?" He is already hurtling through space with his two interpid companions, Barbicane and Ardan, and his rather belated question expresses the predicament of the three astronauts which keeps the reader in suspense throughout this book. Although they never actually land on the moon, they do solve the problem of their return.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules 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. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.
Jules Verne. Wikipedia.