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Shipwrecked Family by Jules Verne

"The Palik Series of Jules Verne, Published in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, Edited by Brian Taves"

Shipwrecked Family: 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?

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 began to rewrite it with new characters-and that became the classic, The Mysterious Island, where Captain Nemo made his last appearance. Here, then, is Verne's first draft of that novel, one which is very different from the book that it became.

Expert translation is provided by Sidney Kravitz, also translator of the definitive modern edition of The Mysterious Island.

BearManor Media is pleased to present, in conjunction with the North American Jules Verne Society, a series of stories that have never before appeared in English translation. Tales from fantasy to humor, of castaways, outlaws, and swashbucklers, even stage plays, here are all the adventures that have made Verne such a beloved author. These books are unavailable from any other publisher, and the series has been underwritten by the generous bequest of the late Society member, Ed Palik, for whom it is named. Leading Verne scholars from around the world are collaborating to bring readers the finest translations and analysis about each story, under the general editorship of Society Vice President Brian Taves. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with engravings from the original French editions of Verne's stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593933623
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 04/14/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(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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