Golden Danube

Golden Danube

by Jules Verne
Golden Danube

Golden Danube

by Jules Verne

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Overview

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



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593933975
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(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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