Cesar Cascabel by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1890
Cesar Cascabel Synopsis
César Cascabel is a novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1888. It tells the story of a French family of circus artists who travel from Sacramento, California, to their native France. Along the way, they encounter various challenges.
The story starts in Sacramento in 1867. The Cascabels are a French family of circus artists who plan to return home after several years touring the United States. However, they have no money, so the family cannot afford the ship fare. Instead, César Cascabel travels overland via Alaska and Bering Straits through Siberia and Central Russia with their horse-drawn carriage, the Belle-Roulotte (the Fair Rambler).
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“HAS nobody got any more coppers to give me? Come, children, search your pockets!”
“Here you are, father!” replied the little girl.
And she drew out of her pocket a square-cut piece of greenish paper, all crumpled and greasy.
This paper bore the almost illegible inscription “United States Fractional Currency,” encircling the respectable-looking head of a gentleman in a frock-coat, and likewise the figure 10 repeated six times,—which represented ten cents, say about ten French sous.
About Jules Verne
Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. He is best known for his adventure novels, often set in the future and feature technological innovations that were not yet available in Verne's time. Verne is considered one of the founders of the science fiction genre.
Verne was born in Nantes, France, on February 8, 1828. His father was a lawyer, and Verne was expected to follow in his footsteps. However, Verne had a passion for writing, and he began to write plays and short stories while still a student. In 1852, Verne moved to Paris to work as a stockbroker. However, he continued to write in his spare time and eventually published his first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, in 1863. The novel was a success, launching Verne's career as a writer. Verne went on to write over 60 novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870). Find out more about Jules Verne at sevenov.com.