A Drama In The Air

A Drama in the Air (1851)

Jules Verne

Experienced French aeronaut is taken aback and overpowered on his latest balloon ascent by a loquacious madman determined to rise to a record height at all costs. Less pedantic and more dramatic than Edgar Allan Poe’s “Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall,” and including a sometimes gruesome history of aeronautical failures; still, just a talky adventure tale.

Reviewed by: Nat Hocken

Rating: 3

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