The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

by Andrew Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198157983

ISBN-13: 9780198157984

Pub. Date: 05/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This provocative new study contends that Jules Verne was indeed more than just a writer of science fiction or harmless fantasies for children. Placing him squarely within the center of a strong literary tradition, Martin convincingly shows that a recurrent narrative, describing the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs throughout

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This provocative new study contends that Jules Verne was indeed more than just a writer of science fiction or harmless fantasies for children. Placing him squarely within the center of a strong literary tradition, Martin convincingly shows that a recurrent narrative, describing the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs throughout Verne's Voyages extraordinaires. This theme, Martin argues, illuminates the paradoxes of realism and invention, repression and transgression, and imperialism and anarchy. Verne emerges not only as a key to the political and literary imagination of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but as a model for fiction in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198157984
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.84(d)

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