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Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson

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Volume 2 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Marooned With Uncle Robinson Castaway by pirates on a de ...

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Détails: Volume 2 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Marooned With Uncle Robinson Castaway by pirates on a deserted island Without tools or supplies to survive A mother and her children have only a kindly old sailor to help. But what explains the strange flora and fauna they find on the isle? The second volume in the Palik series, presented by the North American Jules Verne Society, offers another story never before published in English. Shipwrecked Family was rejected by Verne’s publisher, so rather than finish it, he rewrote it with new characters. That book became the classic The Mysterious Island in which Captain Nemo made his last appearance. Presented here is Verne’s original draft of that novel—one which is very different from the book that it eventually became. Expert translation is provided by Sidney Kravitz, also translator of the definitive modern edition of The Mysterious Island. Translated by Sidney Kravitz; Introduction by Brian Taves. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, najvs.org.


The Mysterious Island (with Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth)

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The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a num ...

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Détails: The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Férat. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though its themes are vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. Verne developed a similar theme in his later novel, Godfrey Morgan (French: L'École des Robinsons, 1882). Plot summary The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. The escapees are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in Kingston's version); his ex-slave and loyal follower Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar); Bonadventure Pencroff, a sailor (who is addressed only by his surname. In Kingston's translation, he is named Pencroft); his protégé and adopted son Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog "Top". After flying in a great storm for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown island, described as being located at 34°57′S 150°30′W, about 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) east of New Zealand. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of their president, Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, producing fire, pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, a simple electric telegraph, a home on a stony cliffside called "Granite House", and even a seaworthy ship, which they name the "Bonadventure" (in honor of Pencroff, the driving force behind its construction). They also manage to figure out their geographical location. Map of "Lincoln Island" During their stay on the island, the group endures bad weather, and domesticates an orangutan, Jupiter, abbreviated to Jup (or Joop, in Jordan Stump's translation). There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina, responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong, the appearance of a box of equipment (guns and ammunition, tools, etc.), and other seemingly inexplicable occurrences. The group finds a message in a bottle directing them to rescue a castaway on nearby Tabor Island, who is none other than Tom Ayrton (from In Search of the Castaways). On the return voyage to Lincoln Island, they lose their way in a tempest but are guided back to their course by a mysterious fire beacon. Ayrton's former companions arrive by chance on Lincoln Island, and try to make it into their lair. After some fighting with the protagonists, the pirate ship is mysteriously destroyed by an explosion. Six of the pirates survive and kidnap Ayrton. When the colonists go to look for him, the pirates shoot Harbert, seriously injuring him. Harbert survives, but suffers from his injury, narrowly cheating death. The colonists at first assume Ayrton to have been killed, but later they find evidence that he was not instantly killed, making it possible for him to be alive. When the colonists rashly attempt to return to Granite House before Harbert fully recovers, Harbert contracts malaria and is saved by a box of quinine sulphate, which mysteriously appears on the table in Granite House. After Harbert recovers, they attempt to rescue Ayrton and destroy the pirates. They discover Ayrton at the sheepfold, and the pirates dead, without any visible wounds. The secret of the island is revealed when it is discovered to be Captain Nemo's hideout, and home port of the Nautilus. Having escaped the Maelstrom at the end of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the Nautilus sailed the oceans of the world until all its crew except Nemo had died. Now an old man with a beard, Nemo returned the Nautilus to its secret port within Lincoln Island. Nemo had been the mysterious benefactor of the settlers, providing them with the box of equipment, sending the message revealing Ayrton, planting the mine that destroyed the pirate ship, and killing the pirates with an "electric gun". On his death bed Captain Nemo reveals his true identity as the lost Indian Prince Dakkar, son of a Raja of the then independent territory of Bundelkund and a nephew of the Indian hero Tippu-Sahib. After taking part in the failed Indian Rebellion of 1857, Prince Dakkar escaped to a deserted island with twenty of his compatriots and commenced the building of the Nautilus and adopted the new name of "Captain Nemo". Nemo also tells his life story to Cyrus Smith and his friends. Before he dies, he gives them a box of diamonds and pearls as a keepsake. Afterwards, he dies, crying "God and my country!" ("Independence!", in Verne's original manuscript). The Nautilus is scuttled and serves as Captain Nemo's tomb. Afterward, the island's central volcano erupts, destroying the island. Jup the orangutan falls into a crack in the ground and dies. The colonists, forewarned of the eruption by Nemo, find themselves safe but stranded on the last remaining piece of the island above sea level. They are rescued by the ship Duncan, which had come to rescue Ayrton but were redirected by a message Nemo had previously left on Tabor Island. After they return to United States, they form a new colony in Iowa with Nemo's gift, and live happily ever after. reference : Wikipedia


The Mysterious Island

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A novel by ?Jules Verne, published in ?1875. The original edition, published by ?Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by ?Jules F?rat. The novel is a ...

  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
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Détails: A novel by ?Jules Verne, published in ?1875. The original edition, published by ?Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by ?Jules F?rat. The novel is a ?crossover ?sequel ?to Verne's famous ?Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas(1870) and ?In Search of the Castaways(1867?68), though its themes are vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled ?Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence of the novels ?Robinson Crusoe?and ?The Swiss Family Robinson. Verne developed a similar theme in his later novel,?Godfrey Morgan.


Treasure Island + The Mysterious Island (2 Unabridged Classics)

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Treasure Island + The Mysterious Island (2 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and det ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Louis Stevenson,Jules Verne
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8074844293
  • Genre: Fiction
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Détails: This carefully crafted ebook: “Treasure Island + The Mysterious Island (2 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders. The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson." The book tells the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a rather unusual way – by hijacking a balloon! This is only the beginning of their adventures...


Worlds Known and Unknown

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Jules Verne’s series of science fiction and adventure tales, the “Extraordinary Journeys,” were subtitled “Worlds Known and Unknown,” so that is ...

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Détails: Jules Verne’s series of science fiction and adventure tales, the “Extraordinary Journeys,” were subtitled “Worlds Known and Unknown,” so that is an appropriate title for this volume of the Palik Series, edited by the North American Jules Verne Society and devoted to the author’s stories not previously translated for the English-speaking world. Worlds Known and Unknown is an anthology featuring a variety of astonishing shorter works, with background and illustrations chosen from the original engravings that accompanied the first French publication and other historical sources. Beginning with his own adventures, Verne recounts several harrowing balloon ascensions, followed by a ghostly tale, and two satires of evolution—a man leading an army of apes, and a P.T. Barnum-type huckster unearthing a prehistoric human giant in New York! Here also is Verne’s stage recreation of a romance between Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci, and a series of fantastic stories by Jules Verne’s son and collaborator, Michel Verne.


The Modern Myths

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Myths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time—fun and fantastical, but no longer believed by anyone. Yet, as Philip Ball shows, we are still ...

  • L'auteur : Philip Ball
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022677421X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Détails: Myths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time—fun and fantastical, but no longer believed by anyone. Yet, as Philip Ball shows, we are still writing them—and still living them—today. From Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein to Batman, many stories written in the past few centuries are commonly, perhaps glibly, called “modern myths.” But Ball argues that we should take that idea seriously. Our stories of Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Sherlock Holmes are doing the kind of cultural work that the ancient myths once did. Through the medium of narratives that all of us know in their basic outline and which have no clear moral or resolution, these modern myths explore some of our deepest fears, dreams, and anxieties. We keep returning to these tales, reinventing them endlessly for new uses. But what are they really about, and why do we need them? What myths are still taking shape today? And what makes a story become a modern myth? In The Modern Myths, Ball takes us on a wide-ranging tour of our collective imagination, asking what some of its most popular stories reveal about the nature of being human in the modern age.


3 books to know Robinsonade

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  • L'auteur : Daniel Defoe,R. M. Ballantyne,Jules Verne,August Nemo
  • Editeur: Tacet Books
  • ISBN: 3968585631
  • Genre: Fiction
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Détails: Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books.These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Robinsonade. - The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne. - The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. - The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean (1858) is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck. Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966. The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Férat. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though its themes are vastly different from those books. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics


Hollywood Presents Jules Verne

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Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the ...

  • L'auteur : Brian Taves
  • Editeur: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813161142
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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Détails: Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the most widely translated authors of all time, Verne has inspired filmmakers since the early silent period and continues to fascinate audiences more than one hundred years after his works were first published. His riveting plots and vivid descriptions easily transform into compelling scripts and dramatic visual compositions. In Hollywood Presents Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the author has left on English-language cinema. Adaptations of Verne's tales have taken many forms -- early movie shorts, serials, feature films, miniseries, and television shows -- and have been produced as both animated and live-action films. Taves illuminates how, as these stories have been made and remade over the years, each new adaptation looks back not only to Verne's words but also to previous screen incarnations. He also examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and how these figures are treated in pastiches such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the biggest box-office hits as well as lower-budget productions, this comprehensive study will appeal not only to fans of the writer's work but also to readers interested in the ever-changing relationship between literature, theater, and film.


Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays

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A new Jules Verne tale is reason enough for ringing the bell in your town square. Fans of Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious I ...

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Détails: A new Jules Verne tale is reason enough for ringing the bell in your town square. Fans of Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island, In Search of the Castaways, The Light at the Edge of the World, Around the World in 80 Days, and Journey to the Center of the Earth can now enjoy three new stories in their first ever English translations. An Excursion at Sea: a humorous account of a nautical adventure that foreshadows incidents in many of Verne’s classic books. Two lovers, a character in disguise, a pirate ship, and smugglers compete to rivet your attention on this fascinating foray into adventure and romance. Le Guimard: a love triangle scorching in the City of Seven Hills resonates against an all-important art competition, where Verne paints indelibly colorful portraits of a seductive, manipulative model and a younger artist, who alone can love her despite her fiery emotions and capricious games. The Thousand and Second Night: within the intriguing world of the Arabian Nights, a Sultan challenges a storyteller to regale him with endless tales that stimulate his imagination, but should the sagas cease, her death will be the final story she will see. Can a teller of tales hope to live happily ever after? These three plays by Jules Verne are introduced in this illustrated volume that weaves the timeless theme of hidden love into contrasting tapestries of escapades, exoticism, and emotions. Discover newfound insight in Jules Verne’s creative process. Volume 11 in The Palik Series featuring Jules Verne (author), Peter Schulman (translator), and Brian Taves (editor). About Peter Schulman: he earned his doctorate in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University, and is Professor of French and International Studies at Old Dominion University. He is the author of The Sunday of Fiction: The Modern French Eccentric, and recently translated Jules Verne’s The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz. About Brian Taves: he is the author of Hollywood Presents Jules Verneand many other books on film history and popular culture, and he currently is Editor of the North American Jules Verne Society’s Palik Series, books and plays by Verne never before translated into English, also published by BearManor Media.


The Marriage of a Marquis

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Volume 1 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Jules Verne is the acclaimed author of such pioneering s ...

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Détails: Volume 1 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Jules Verne is the acclaimed author of such pioneering science fiction as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Yet he also wrote much more, including stories never before translated into English, which will be presented for the first time in the Palik series, under the auspices of the North American Jules Verne Society. Foreshadowing such classics as Around the World in 80 Days, this inaugural volume focuses on two of Verne’s earliest humorous stories, The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls and Jédédias Jamet, or The Tale of an Inheritance. Translation is provided by Edward Baxter and Kieran O’Driscoll, two of the leading Verne experts; critical commentary examines both stories, and scholars explore why some of the author’s stories were overlooked for so many years. Foreword by Brian Taves; Introduction by Walter James Miller; The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls translated by Edward Baxter, with a preface and notes by Jean-Michel Margot, afterword by Edward Baxter; Appendix: Jédédias Jamet, or The Tale of an Inheritance translated, and with a preface and annotations, by Kieran M. O’Driscoll. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, najvs.org.


Mr. Chimp & Other Plays

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Volume 3 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Long before Verne stories had formed the basis for such ...

  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
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Détails: Volume 3 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Long before Verne stories had formed the basis for such movies as Around the World in 80 Days, many of his plays were theatrical blockbusters on the 19th century stage. This volume by Frank Morlock, leading translator of Verne plays, explores some of Verne’s youthful stage writing. Four plays range from romantic comedies to a scientist’s discovery that there may not be such a difference between human and ape after all! By Jules Verne with Michel Carré, Charles Wallut, and Victorien Sardou; Translated by Frank Morlock; Introduction by Jean-Michel Margot. This series is published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, najvs.org. Reviewed by Donald M. Hassler “The Rescue of Jules Verne the Writer,” Extrapolation 53.3 (Fall 2012): 379-382. Here are four new volumes published under the auspices of and with the support of The North American Jules Verne Society. They are the most recent product of a remarkable two decades of scholarly activity in English with Verne texts that has ranged from a rather abortive start by the University of Nebraska Press with a 1998 edition through some excellent editions afterwards by Nebraska, by Oxford University and Wesleyan University Presses, and by Prometheus Books. Brian Taves describes this overall scholarly activity well in his opening essay to the first installment. The publisher for all four volumes is BearManor Media located in Albany, Georgia; the copyright is held by The North American Jules Verne Society. The series, which has more volumes projected, is named in honor of a late benefactor of the NAJVS, Edward D. Palik. The editorial team includes distinguished translators and scholars of Verne. The whole project to date has not only produced these beautiful and thorough books but also opened up again the scholarly treasure chest of puzzles about how to translate Verne and what to make of the important writings of his that are not yet in English. I think that every library and every serious student of Verne, sf, and French literature needs to get these four volumes and to sign up for what is yet to come. The work here, and the scholarly activity behind it, tells us how misunderstood this very popular writer has been. Taves presents a major literary mapping of what is important to us as we try to sort out the relation of genre sf to mainstream literature. In another part of the scholarly apparatus to the first volume, translator Edward Baxter writes, "According to an article published in the Swiss newsweekly Hebdo in May, 1989, the three most widely translated literary works in the world are, in order, the Bible, the writings of V.l. Lenin, and the novels of Jules Verne" (83). Clearly, Verne was very popular for his massive mix of "boy story" and early sf so that to meet the demand the number of translations referred to by Baxter proliferated and, what is more, defined the writer. This current project by the NAJVS, as well as the work coming from the university presses mentioned above, has the clear intention of redefining the writer that Verne was. Every text published here is new in English translation. But even the French study of Verne and the French awareness of his literary accomplishment will be somewhat shaped again by these efforts since even some of the French manuscripts are new discoveries that had been locked away in trunks and not used during Verne's career as a writer. Taves, who is the prime editor for each of these new volumes, titles his opening essay "The Mission of the Palik Series" and writes, "[W]e have assembled scholars and translators, 'the Jules Verne rescue team,' as we have been dubbed by our dean, Walter James Miller" (1). One set of literary effects that has been rescued in the first volume is Verne the fledgling writer before he discovered the 1856 Baudelaire translation of Edgar Allan Poe stories titled by Baudelaire Histoires extraordinaires. Poe became the model for the Verne Voyages extraordinaires that set his popular career on the road to its popular status with Lenin and the Bible. But the early short stories are not in this mode at all. The principal fiction revived in the first volume is a story titled in translation "The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls," which was written at some point in the 1850s. It was not published until 199 1 in Switzerland. Baxter's translation is its first appearance in English. I think Taves and his fellow scholars do a fine job trying to unravel the bibliographic mystery of the manuscript and its publication history (one scholar has said that all of Verne is a "bibliographic nightmare"). More importantly, this new NAJVS volume begins the discussion of effects in the story. It is a comic and "filial" story not only about a funny marriage but also about generational allegiance and the past. It is grounded on Latin grammar and etymology and offers a wonderful, even uncanny, premonition of how sons and fathers interact. I say premonition because the most interesting line of Verne scholarship in our time has to do with the ways in which his son, Michel, changed (and added to) his work after his death so that the Vernian library of texts extends far into the twentieth century with discoveries we have made in the twenty-first century. This early story, in any case, is deep with resonance and highly literary in its effects - and very comic. The latter point, to me especially, suggests origins for a comic response to sensawonder adventure and science that continues in Verne's well-known work. In addition to Poe as well as Latin grammar, the young Verne paid close attention to what could be read and mined by writers from the tradition. Like many students of the eighteenth century, he valued Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (17 19) immensely; but Verne actually thought (again in a sort of filial way) that the later derivative by Johann Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson (18 12), was the more important model because it included family context. The second volume in the Taves set includes the rejected manuscript of Marooned with Uncle Robinson in addition to some prefaces hitherto unpublished in English to his Robinsonades. Here again the fate of the last of Verne's Robinsonades, The Eternal Adam, is unclear since we do not know, from the evidence thus far, how much was changed by Michel after Verne's death. That mysterious story is told in this second volume with the conclusion that, regardless of authorship, "critics are agreed that [The Eternal Adam] is a masterpiece" (17). The translator of Marooned with Uncle Robinson is Sidney Kravitz, who also recently did the translation and the fine, critical edition of the fiction that Verne reworked from "Marooned" titled The Mysterious Island. The wonderful Ray Harryhausen movie adaptation of the latter text is well-noted in the Taves volume, and just as in all four volumes, the reproduced illustrations both from printed texts and from the film are an added bonus. Another literary mode that tends to be ignored in Verne studies when his "boy story" adventures predominate is the drama. For Georges Sand, Robert Browning, and others in nineteenth-century literature, the theater was an arena in which they wanted to excel even if their reputations were built in other writing modes. In fact, one of the early scholarly revivals of a Verne text that anticipates this Palik Series is the scholarly edition published by Prometheus Books in 2003 of Edward Baxter's translation of Journey Through the Impossible. The text for this drama was only discovered in 1978 in the archives of the Censorship Office of the Third French Republic. Now the Palik Series brings to English readers four additional new plays by Verne that range from comedies to considerations of evolutionary dynamics; again included are magnificent reproductions of nineteenth-century illustrations. The final volume of the four initial Palik Series books is an historical romance, closely researched by Verne and in the tradition of Walter Scott and Dumas père. Taves's introduction to the volume, "Verne's Forgotten Swashbuckler," is a probing essay on another mode of writing that we had not often associated with Verne. Baxter is the translator again. Several other scholars are involved in the apparatus. It is a rich pleasure to read all four of these new volumes, and I am certain they will contribute to much more scholarly and critical work on the remarkable Jules Verne.


Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play

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Jules Verne’s most famous novel was originally conceived as a play—and had its greatest 19th century success as a stage hit the author himself adapted. ...

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Détails: Jules Verne’s most famous novel was originally conceived as a play—and had its greatest 19th century success as a stage hit the author himself adapted. Running for thousands of performances in many different countries, including the United States, here is the original playscript, translated directly from the French by the producers of the original Broadway presentation, not published since 1874. Like filmmakers after him, Verne understood the need to make changes for the stage, and in collaboration with Adolphe d’Ennery created a distinct variation, a play with many different characters and episodes than are in the novel. Included in this volume is an introduction about how the play was created and staged, together with the first translation of Verne’s essay, “The Meridians and the Calendar,” explaining how Phileas Fogg accomplished his feat.


Golden Danube

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Volume 8 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Take a Trip Down the GOLDEN DANUBE Jules Verne’s “Ex ...

  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
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Détails: Volume 8 of the Palik Series, published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society Take a Trip Down the GOLDEN DANUBE Jules Verne’s “Extraordinary Journeys” often used the travelogue mode, and here the author offers a voyage down the entire length of the Danube, from Germany to the Black Sea. However, rather than the placid “blue” Danube of classical conception, Verne offers one which is golden, in multiple ways. Smugglers are operating along the river, with the police in pursuit, and the hero is a champion fisherman who is abducted and forced to prove his courage. Synopsis: Jules Verne’s ‘Extraordinary Journeys’ often used the travelogue mode, and here the author offers a voyage down the entire length of the Danube, from Germany to the Black Sea. However, rather than the placid ‘blue’ Danube of classical conception, Verne offers one which is golden, in multiple ways. Smugglers are operating along the river, with the police in pursuit, and the hero is a champion fisherman who is abducted and forced to prove his courage. Critique: A true ‘time lost’ literary treasure, this newly available work of the legendary French author, Jules Verne, ‘Golden Danube’, is an extraordinarily entertaining novel that has stood up well to the test of time. Ably translated into English by Kieran M. O’Driscoll, and under the editorial aegis of the North American Jules Verne Society in the person of Brian Taves, ‘Golden Danube is a ‘must read’ for the legion of Jules Verne fans and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library collections. -- Midwest Book Review


The Mysterious Island Trilogy: Dropped from the Clouds, Abandoned & The Secret of the Island (Complete Edition)

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"Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W ...

  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8027231329
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 600
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book in 1876. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. It is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.


The Swiss Family Robinson

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  • L'auteur : Johann David Wyss
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465594957
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Stranded

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A New York Times Bestseller! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst, with ...

  • L'auteur : Jeff Probst,Christopher Tebbetts
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101595469
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A New York Times Bestseller! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst, with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author, Chris Tebbetts, comes a brand new family adventure series! A family vacation becomes a game of survival! It was supposed to be a vacation--and a chance to get to know each other better. But when a massive storm sets in without warning, four kids are shipwrecked alone on a rocky jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific. No adults. No instructions. Nobody to rely on but themselves. Can they make it home alive? A week ago, the biggest challenge Vanessa, Buzz, Carter, and Jane had was learning to live as a new blended family. Now the four siblings must find a way to work as a team if they're going to make it off the island. They're all in this adventure together--but first they've got to learn to survive one another. Books in the original Stranded series: Stranded (Book 1) Trial By Fire (Book 2) Survivors (Book 3) Books in the Stranded, Shadow Island series Forbidden Passage (Book 4) Sabotage (Book 5) Desperate Measures (Book 6)


The Skeleton Tree

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Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are ...

  • L'auteur : Iain Lawrence
  • Editeur: Tundra Books
  • ISBN: 1101918365
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately. Chris and Frank have no radio, no flares, no food. Suddenly, they've got to find a way to forage, fish and scavenge supplies from the shore. Chris likes the company of a curious friendly raven more than he likes the prickly Frank. But the boys have to get along if they want to survive. Because as the days get colder, and the salmon migration ends, survival will take more than sheer force of will. There in the wilderness of Kodiak, they discover a bond they didn't expect, and through it, the compassion and teamwork that might truly be the path to rescue.


The Roswell Report: Case Closed

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The Roswell Report: Case Closed Contents Foreword Guide for Readers v Introduction i SECTION ONE Flying Saucer Crashes and Alien Bodies 5 1.1 The "Crash Si ...

  • L'auteur : James McAndrew
  • Editeur: United States Air Force
  • ISBN: 0760708142
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 232
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Détails: The Roswell Report: Case Closed Contents Foreword Guide for Readers v Introduction i SECTION ONE Flying Saucer Crashes and Alien Bodies 5 1.1 The "Crash Sites," Scenarios, and Research Methods 11 1.2 High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops 23 1.3 High Altitude Balloon Operations 37 1.4 Comparison of Witnesses Accounts to U.S. Air Force Activities 55 SECTION TWO Reports of Bodies at Roswell Army Air Field Hospital 75 2.1 The "Missing" Nurse and the Pediatrician 81 2.2 Aircraft Accidents 93 2.3 High Altitude Research Projects 101 2.4 Comparison of the Hospital Account to the Balloon Mishap 109 Conclusion 123 Notes Section One 127 Section Two 139 APPENDIX A Anthropomorphic Dummy Launch and Landing Locations 155 APPENDIX B Witness Statements Charles E. Clouthier 160 Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Col., USAF, MC (Ret) 162 Dan D. Fulgham, Col., USAF (Ret) 164 Bernard D. Gildenberg, GS-14 (Ret) 166 Ole Jorgeson, MSgt., USAF (Ret) 169 William C. Kaufman, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret) 171 Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr., Col., USAF (Ret) 174 Roland H. Lutz, CMSgt., USAF (Ret) 178 Raymond A. Madson, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) 180 Frank B. Nordstrom, M.D 182 APPENDIX C Interviews Gerald Anderson 187 Glenn Dennis 197 Alice Knight 213 Vern Maltais 214 James Ragsdale 215 Selected Bibliography of Technical Reports 221 Index 225 Tables SECTION ONE 1.1 Comparison of Testimony to Actual Air Force Equipment and Procedures Used to Launch and Recover Anthropomorphic Dummies 69 SECTION TWO 2.1 Persons Described and Periods of Service at Roswell AAF Walker AFB 91 2.2 Fatal Air Force Aircraft Accidents by Year in the Vicinity of Walker AFB— 1947-1960 93 2.3 Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Accidents by Year in the Vicinity of Walker AFB— 1947-1960 94 Figures SECTION ONE 1. The Roswell Report: Fact vs. Fiction In The New Mexico Desert. 2. The International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, N.M. 3. Drawing of Project Mogul Balloon Train. 4. Maj. Jesse Marcel With "Flying Disc" Debris. 5. ML-307B/AP Radar Target on Ground. 6. ML-307B/AP Radar Target in Flight. 7. "Harassed Rancher Who Located 'Saucer' Sorry He Told About It," Roswell Daily Record, July 9, 1947. 8. Announcement from November 4, 1992 Socorro (N.M.) Defensor Chieftan. 9. B.D. "Duke" Gildenberg. 10. Charles B.Moore. 11. Map Of New Mexico Depicting "Crash Sites" and "Debris Field." 12. Missile Recovery Scene. 13. Drone Recovery Scene. 14. "Sierra Sam" Type Anthropomorphic Dummy. 15. National Transportation Highway Safety Administration Advertisement Featuring "Vince and Larry." 16. "Dummy Joe" with J. J. Higgins and Guy Ball, McCook Field, Ohio, 1920. 17. Rope and Sandbag Parachute Drop Dummy on Ground. 18. Rope and Sandbag Parachute Drop Dummy Descending at Wright Field, Ohio. 19. Ted Smith Model Anthropomorphic Dummy in Ejection Seat. 20. Anthropomorphic Dummy "Oscar Eightball" at Muroc AAF, Calif. 21. "Sierra Sam" Anthropomorphic Dummy in Ejection Seat. 22. Alderson Laboratories Anthropomorphic Dummies Hanging in Laboratory. 23. Project High Dive Dummy Launch. 24. Map Of New Mexico Depicting Dummy Landing Locations. 25. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr.'s Record Parachute Jump. 26. Article In December 1960 National Geographic Featuring Project Excelsior. 27. Magazine Covers Depicting U.S. Air Force Aero-Medical Experiments. 28. M-342 Five-Ton Wrecker. 29. Project High Dive Gondola and "Sierra Sam" Type Anthropomorphic Dummy. 30. 1st Lts. Raymond A. Madson and Eugene M. Schwartz with "Sierra Sam" Type Anthropomorphic Dummy. 31. M-35 Two-Ton Cargo Truck. 32. M-37 3/4-Ton Cargo Truck. 33. Lt. Col. John P. Stapp Preparing for Rocket Sled Test. 34. Cover of September 12, 1955 Time Magazine Depicting Lt. Col. John P. Stapp. 35. Anthropomorphic Dummy with Missing Fingers. 36-38. Anthropomorphic Dummy Falling from Balloon Gondola. 39. Memo from Project High Dive Files. 40. Hanging Anthropomorphic Dummies and Hospital Gurney. 41. Anthropomorphic Dummy in Insulation Bag. 42-43. High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops Report Covers. 44. Inflation of High Altitude Balloon for Project Viking. 45. Lobby Card from On The Threshold of Space, 46. Promotional Photo From On The Threshold of Space. 47. Promotional Photo From On The Threshold of Space. 48. Relative Sizes of High Altitude Balloon, Airliner, and Hot Air Balloon. 49. Target Balloon Launch Near Holloman AFB, N.M. 50. Discoverer Nosecone Rigged for High Altitude Balloon Flight. 51. Discoverer Capsule Aboard the USS Haiti Victory. 52. Viking Spaceprobe at Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, Colo. 53. Balloon Launch Of Voyager-Mars Spaceprobe. 54. Viking Spaceprobe at Roswell Industrial Airport, Roswell, N.M. 55. Viking Space Probe Awaiting Recovery at White Sands Missile Range. 56. Drawing of Alleged UFO. 57. "Vee" Balloon at Holloman AFB, N.M. 58. Current Members of the Holloman AFB Balloon Branch. 59. B.D. Gildenberg, Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr., and Lt. Col. David G. Simons (MC). 60. Ranch Family with Panel from Project Stargazer. 61. Balloon Recovery Personnel and "The Hermit." 62. Mule Borrowed for Balloon Payload Recovery. 63. Bulldozer Used for Balloon Payload Recovery. 64. M-43 Ambulance. 65-66. Unusual Balloon Payloads. 67. U.S. Army Communications Payload. 68. Scientific Balloon Payload Flown for The John Hopkins University. 69. Balloon Payload Flown from Holloman AFB, N.M. 70. Project High Dive Anthropomorphic Dummy Launch. 71. Vehicles Present at High Altitude Balloon Launch and Recovery Sites. 72. Alderson Laboratories Anthropomorphic Dummies. 73. Anthropomorphic Dummies Attached to Rack. 74. Anthropomorphic Dummy with "Bandaged" Head. 75. Anthropomorphic Dummy with Torn Uniform. 76. Promotional Photo From On The Threshold of Space. 11. L-20 Observation Aircraft. 78. C-47 Transport Aircraft. 79. Balloon Crew Preparing Balloon for Launch. 80. Anthropomorphic Dummy Launch Scene. 81. Typical High Altitude Balloon Launch Scene. 82. Map of New Mexico. SECTION TWO 1. The International UFO Museum and Research Center. 2. Capt. Eileen M. Fanton. 3. "Flying Saucer Swindlers," True Magazine, August 1956. 4. "The Flying Saucers and the Mysterious Little Green Men," True Magazine, September 1952. 5. Col. Lee F. Ferrell and U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez. 6. Lt. Col. Lucille C. Slattery. 7. KC-97 Aircraft. 8. 4036th USAF Hospital, Walker AFB, N.M., 1956. 9. Ballard Funeral Home, Roswell, N.M. 10. Maj. David G. Simons (MC), Otto C. Winzen, and Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. 11. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. in Man High Capsule. 12. Lt. Col. David G. Simons. 13. Bernard D. "Duke" Gildenberg and 1st Lt. Clifton McClure. 14. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. and the Excelsior High Altitude Balloon Gondola. 15. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. and William C. White with Stargazer Gondola. 16. Capt. Grover Schock and Otto C. Winzen. 17. Capt. Dan D. Fulgham and Capt. William C. Kaufman. 18. Thirty-foot Polyethylene Training Balloon. 19. Maj. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. in Vietnam. 20. A2C Ole Jorgeson and M-43 Ambulance Converted to a Communications Vehicle. 21. Stenciled Letters Described as "Hieroglyphics." 22. A2C Ole Jorgeson in Rear of M-43 Ambulance. 23. Polyethylene Balloon on Ground After High Altitude Flight. 24. Hospital Dispensary, Building 317, Walker AFB, N.M., 1954. 25. Main Gate at Walker AFB, N.M., 1954. 26. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. and Dr. J. Allen Hynek. 27. Clinical Record Cover Sheet of Capt. Dan D. Fulgham. 28. Capt. Dan D. Fulgham at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. 29. Maj. Dan D. Fulgham, James Lovell, Hilary Ray, and Alan Bean. 30. Maj. Dan D. Fulgham at Ubon AB, Thailand. 31. Memorial Plaque at Holloman AFB, N.M. 32. Nenninger Balloon Launch Facility at Holloman AFB, N.M. 33. Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. Following Excelsior I.


Kidnapped

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"Nay," said Mr. Campbell, "who can tell that for a surety? But the name of that family, Davie, boy, is the name you bearÑBalfours of Shaws: an ancient, ho ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
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Détails: "Nay," said Mr. Campbell, "who can tell that for a surety? But the name of that family, Davie, boy, is the name you bearÑBalfours of Shaws: an ancient, honest, reputable house, peradventure in these latter days decayed. Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society. Lastly, to put all the elements of this affair before you, here is the testamentary letter itself, superscrived by the own hand of our departed brother." He gave me the letter, which was addressed in these words: "To the hands of Ebenezer Balfour, Esquire, of Shaws, in his house of Shaws, these will be delivered by my son, David Balfour." My heart was beating hard at this great prospect now suddenly opening before a lad of seventeen years of age, the son of a poor country dominie in the Forest of Ettrick. "Mr. Campbell," I stammered, "and if you were in my shoes, would you go?" "Of a surety," said the minister, "that would I, and without pause. A pretty lad like you should get to Cramond (which is near in by Edinburgh) in two days of walk. If the worst came to the worst, and your high relations (as I cannot but suppose them to be somewhat of your blood) should put you to the door, ye can but walk the two days back again and risp at the manse door. But I would rather hope that ye shall be well received, as your poor father forecast for you, and for anything that I ken come to be a great man in time. And here, Davie, laddie," he resumed, "it lies near upon my conscience to improve this parting, and set you on the right guard against the dangers of the world." Here he cast about for a comfortable seat, lighted on a big boulder under a birch by the trackside, sate down upon it with a very long, serious upper lip, and the sun now shining in upon us between two peaks, put his pocket-handkerchief over his cocked hat to shelter him. There, then, with uplifted forefinger, he first put me on my guard against a considerable number of heresies, to which I had no temptation, and urged upon me to be instant in my prayers and reading of the Bible. That done, he drew a picture of the great house that I was bound to, and how I should conduct myself with its inhabitants. "Be soople, Davie, in things immaterial," said he. "Bear ye this in mind, that, though gentle born, ye have had a country rearing. Dinnae shame us, Davie, dinnae shame us! In yon great, muckle house, with all these domestics, upper and under, show yourself as nice, as circumspect, as quick at the conception, and as slow of speech as any. As for the lairdÑremember he's the laird; I say no more: honour to whom honour. It's a pleasure to obey a laird; or should be, to the young." "Well, sir," said I, "it may be; and I'll promise you I'll try to make it so." "Why, very well said," replied Mr. Campbell, heartily. "And now to come to the material, or (to make a quibble) to the immaterial. I have here a little packet which contains four things." He tugged it, as he spoke, and with some great difficulty, from the skirt pocket of his coat. "Of these four things, the first is your legal due: the little pickle money for your father's books and plenishing, which I have bought (as I have explained from the first) in the design of re-selling at a profit to the incoming dominie. The other three are gifties that Mrs. Campbell and myself would be blithe of your acceptance. The first, which is round, will likely please ye best at the first off-go; but, O Davie, laddie, it's but a drop of water in the sea; it'll help you but a step, and vanish like the morning. The second, which is flat and square and written upon, will stand by you through life, like a good staff for the road, and a good pillow to your head in sickness. And as for the last, which is cubical, that'll see you, it's my prayerful wish, into a better land."


The Survivors of the Chancellor

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This novel from the author of Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth captures the terror and tragedy of a shipwreck. This 1 ...

  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504062116
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 138
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Détails: This novel from the author of Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth captures the terror and tragedy of a shipwreck. This 1875 novel portrays in devastating detail the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, in the form of a diary written by one of its passengers, J. R. Kazallon. Carrying eight travelers and twenty crew members, the Chancellor sets sail from Charleston, South Carolina. Nearly a month into its voyage, a fire breaks out in the cargo hold, initiating a tragic chain of events that will ultimately sink the ship and leave the survivors adrift on a raft in shark-infested waters. “Verne in all wrote 55 novels and many of them predicted aspects of the world and science as it exists today. Other novels included describing space travel, floating cities, lost islands and more. Many of his themes and plots have become major influences on generations of authors and screenwriters ever since. If you have not read one of his books, find one of these or one of the fifty plus novels and give him a few hours of your time. You will find the escape into the mind of one of the ‘Fathers of Science Fiction’ a worthwhile endeavor.” —Times News Online


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