A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the birthday of the French author Jules Verne. He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is referred to as one of the Fathers of Science Fiction.
We have quite a few of his works at archive.org in a variety of mediatypes.
Starting from inside the planet and working out:
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
A librivox recording of the book
A text version
A Disney version is available for browserlending:
A 1916 silent movie:
An old time radio CBS Radio Adventure Theater broadcast:
A librivox audio recording:
A librivox recording:
A Gutenberg Junior book text version:
and last but not least, wallpapers from the Jackie Chan Disney movie:
A Gutenberg Project text:
Other texts include The Works of Jules Verne:
And an audio recording of Master Of The World:
A number of his works can be found in French as well:
Enjoy the journeys.