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Re: new translation of _Le Sphinx des glaces_

From: Rick Walter <rick1walter~at~comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:38:00 -0600
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~gilead.org.il>

Dear Art,

Many thanks for all the kind words! I'd meant to post an announcement on the forum as soon as Amazon had copies to ship (and to sell at a discounted price); as of this moment, they don't. I'm pleased at how the volume turned out. Since the old Cashell Hoey rendering is heavily abridged, this is the novel's first complete English translation ... plus, I had the advantage, this time around, of instant access to the manuscript at the Bibliothèque municipale de Nantes, which helped me solve a number of textual riddles.

Again, Art, many thanks. And I'll let the list know the instant I see that Amazon (and SUNY Press) are ready to do reasonable business.

Very warmest regards,


Frederick Paul Walter
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 ----- Original Message -----
  From: Art Evans
  To: Jules Verne Forum
  Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:53 AM
  Subject: new translation of _Le Sphinx des glaces_

  Dear Vernians,

  Just a brief note to call attention to Rick Walter's new Verne translation _The Sphinx of the Ice Realm_ (Excelsior 2012). I just received my copy, and it is a very handsome edition indeed.

  Congratulations, Rick! Yet another "rescued" translation and a wonderful addition to Verne scholarship!

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