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A Priest in 1835 by Jules Verne

A Priest in 1835
Translated with an introduction and notes,
by Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser

Here is not only a treasure, but a literary revelation-the very first novel by Jules Verne. Finished by the age of twenty and under the influence of Edgar Allan Poe, A Priest in 1835 was composed before Verne encountered any editors to hone his storytelling skills. Yet this tyro effort is a masterpiece, a gothic tale told in a modernist style with a nonlinear narrative. Noted science fiction scholars Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser offer this first English translation, with extensive critical commentary. A Priest in 1835 reveals that Verne not only had the prophetic skills that would render him the father of science fiction, but a technique that would win him a place among the vanguard of 21st century authors. Vintage early engravings reveal the novel's actual settings, in Verne's home town of Nantes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593939359
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 05/12/2016
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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