Page last modified: February 8, 2018

Book Sets/Series
The Palik Series
Edited by Brian Taves

 

The Palik Series is published by the North American Jules Verne Society and BearManor Media and offers stories and plays by Jules Verne that have never before appeared in English. These volumes utilize the talents of the foremost Verne translators and scholars in books lavishly illustrated with original 19thcentury engravings.

The following is a description and explanation of the Palik Series, taken from the first volume of the series, The Marriage of a Marquis.

"The Palik Series

The last two decades have brought astonishing progress in the study of Jules Verne, with many new translations of Verne stories, even with the discovery of many new texts that had not been known before. Still there remain a number of Verne stories that have been overlooked, and it is this gap which the North American Jules Verne Society seeks to fill in the Palik Series.

Through the generosity of our late member, Edward Palik (1928-2009), and the pooling of expertise by a variety of Verne scholars and translators around the world, we will be able to bring to the Anglophone public a series of hitherto unknown Verne tales.

Edward D. Palik was a physicist who had a special enthusiasm for bringing neglected Verne stories to English-speaking readers, and this will be reflected in the series that bears his name. In this way the society hopes to fulfill the goal that Ed's consideration had made possible. The volumes published will reveal the amazing range of Verne's storytelling, in genres that may astonish those who only know his most famous stories. We hope to allow a better appreciation of the famous stories. We hope to allow a better apprecation of the famous writer who has, for more than a century and a half, been the widest-read author of fiction in the world."

The Palik Series (*external link to NAJVS description and purchase links) is also available from BearManor Media (*external link).and they are also available in e-book form, with some volumes on audible.com(*external link). 

Brian Taves (*external link) is series editor, and eleven of the projected twelve volumes have been published already.(this information current as of January 31, 2017)

Here are the titles of the books published in the series so far:
Volume # Book Title
1 The Marriage of a Marquis
2 Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
3 Mr. Chimp and Other Plays
4 The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution
5 Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony
6 Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
7 Bandits & Rebels
8 Golden Danube
9 A Priest in 1835
10 The Castles of California
11 Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays
12 (not yet published) - Worlds Known and Unknown
Volume 1
Volume Title The Marriage of a Marquis
Publication Date: 2011
Verne Titles in this Volume
  • The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleul
  • Jédédias Jamet, or The Tale of an Inheritance
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Le Mariage de M. Anselme des Tilleuls (1991)(written ca. 1855)
  • Jédédias Jamet ou l'histoire d'une succession (1993)(written 1847)
Contents of this Volume:
  • Forward: The Mission of the Palik Series (by Brian Taves)
  • Introduction: The Rehabilitiation of Jules Verne in America – From Boy's Author to Adult's Author 1960-2010 (by Walter James Miller)
  • Jules Verne's Humor: A Portfolio of Original French Engravings
  • Preface: The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls (by Jean-Michel Margot)
  • The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls by Jules Verne (translated by Edward Baxter, Notes by Jean-Michel Margot)
  • Afterward: The Tribulations of a Translator of Jules Verne (by Edward Baxter)
  • Appendix: Jededias Jamet, or The tale of an Inheritance (Translated, and with a Preface and Annotations by Kieran M. O'Driscoll)
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Palik Series
Translators
  • Edward Baxter
  • Kieran M. O'Driscoll
Editions Paperback
Cover:

Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 2
Volume Title Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
Publication Date: 2011
Verne Titles in this volume Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
Original French Verne Titles in this volume L'Oncle Robinson (1991)(written 1870-1871)
Contents of this Volume:
  • Introduction: Jules Verne and the Robinsonade --Adventures in Survival (by Brian Taves)
  • Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson (translated by Sidney Kravitz)
  • Where's the End
  • Appendix: Verne's Preface to His Robinsonades
  • Contributors
  • Acknowlegements
  • The Palik Series
Translators

Sidney Kravitz

Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 3
Volume Title Mr. Chimp and Other Plays
Publication Date: 2011
Verne Titles in this volume
  • The Knights of the Daffodil (The Companions of Marjoram)
  • Mr. Chimpanzee
  • The Adoptive Son
  • Eleven Days of Siege
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Les Compagnons de la Marjolaine (1855)(written 1853)
  • Monsieur de Chimpanzé (1981)(written 1857)
  • Un Fils adoptif (1860)
  • Onze jours de siege (1861)(written 1854-1860)
Contents of this Volume:
  • Forward: Jules Verne's Own Reflections
  • Introduction: Jules Verne -- the Successful, Wealthy Playwright (by Jean-Michel Margot)
  • The Theatrical Works of Jules Verne
  • The Knights of the Daffodil (The Companions of Marjoram) (translated by Frank Morlock)
  • Mr. Chimpanzee (translated by Frank Morlock)
  • The Adoptive Son (translated by Frank Morlock)
  • Eleven Days of Siege (translated by Frank Morlock)
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Palik Series
Translators

Frank Morlock

Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 4
Volume Title The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution
Publication Date: 2011
Verne Titles in this volume

The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Le Comte de Chanteleine: Episode de la Revolution (1864)

Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction: Verne's Forgotten Swashbuckler (by Brian Taves)
  • The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Notes (by Garmt de Vries-Uiterweerd)
  • Afterward: Jules Verne's Forgotten Trip Across Bittany (by Volker Dehs)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
Translators

Edward Baxter

Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 5
Volume Title Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony
Publication Date: 2012
Verne Titles in this volume
  • Pierre-Jean
  • The Sombre Fate of Jean Morenas
  • Fact-Finding Mission
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Pierre-Jean (1988)(writen ca. 1852)
  • La Destinée de Jean Morénas (1910)
  • Voyage d'études (1993)(written 1903-1904)
Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction: A Familial Collaboration
  • Forward: Pierre-Jean and The Sombre Fate of Jean Morenas
  • Pierre-Jean (translated by Kieran O'Driscoll)
  • The Sombre Fate of Jean Morenas (translated by Kieran O'Driscoll)
  • Forward: Fact-Finding Mission
  • Fact-Finding Mission (translated by Kieran O'Driscoll)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
Translators

Kieran O'Driscoll

Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 6
Volume Title Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
Publication Date: 2012
Verne Titles in this volume
  • Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
  • The Meridians and the Calendar
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - play (1881)
  • Les Méridiens et le calendrier (1873)
Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction: (by Philippe Burgaud with Jean-Michel Margot and Brian Taves)
  • Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play - The Kiralfy edition
  • The Meridians and the Calendar (translated and annotated by Jean-Louis Trudel)
  • Appendix: The Play on Screen (by Brian Taves)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes
Translators Jean-Louis Trudel
Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 7
Volume Title Bandits & Rebels
Publication Date: 2013
Verne Titles in this volume
  • San Carlos
  • Future of the Submarine
  • The Siege of Rome
  • Martin Paz, or The Pearl of Lima
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • San Carlos (1993) (written ca. 1856)
  • Future of the Submarine (1904)
  • Le siège de Rome (1993)(written ca. 1853)
  • Martin Paz (1852)
Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction (by Daniel Compere, translated by Jean-Michel Margot with Brian Taves)
  • San Carlos (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Future of the Submarine (Ed Note: This Verne article was discovered by me (Andrew Nash) and I was creditted for this in Piero Gondolo della Riva's 1985 book Bibligraphie Analytique de Toutes les Oevres de Jules Verne, Vol 2, page 132 )
  • The Siege of Rome (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Appendix: Martin Paz, or The Pearl of Lima (translated by Anne T. Wilbur)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series
Translators

Jean-Michel Margot, Edward Baxter, Anne T. Wilbur

Editions Paperback
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 8
Volume Title Golden Danube
Publication Date: 2014
Verne Titles in this volume
  • Golden Danube
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Le Beau Danube Jaune
Contents of this volume:
  • Introductions (by Kieran M. O'Driscoll
  • Golden Danube (translated by Kieran M. O'Driscoll)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series
  • North American Jules Verne Society
Translators Kieran M. O'Driscoll
Editions Paperback
& Hardcover
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 9
Volume Title A Priest in 1835
Publication Date: 2016
Verne Titles in this volume
  • A Priest in 1835
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Un prêtre en 1835 (written in 1847/1848)
  • Un prêtre en 1839 (1991)

1839 is in the title given to the version published in 1991 by Cherche Midi even though the title on Verne's manuscript clearly shows 1835

Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction: From Un Pretre en 1835 to the "Voyages Extraordinaires" (by Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser)
  • A Priest in 1835 (Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series
  • North American Jules Verne Society
Translators Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser
Editions Paperback
&
Limited Edition Hardcover, First edition, limited to 150 copies
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 10
Volume Title The Castles of California
Publication Date: 2017
Verne Titles in this volume
  • The Castles of California, or A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
  • A Nephew from America, or The Two Frontignacs
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Les Châteaux en Californie (1852)
  • Un neveu d’Amérique ou les deux Frontignac (1873)
Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction (by Kieran M. O'Driscoll)
  • The Castles of California, or A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss (translated by Kieran M. O'Driscoll)
  • A Nephew from America, or The Two Frontignacs (translated by Kieran M. O'Driscoll)
  • Appendix: Jules Verne's Trip to America (by Brian Taves)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series
  • North American Jules Verne Society
Translators Kieran M. O'Driscoll
Editions Paperback
& Hardcover
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 11
Volume Title Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays
Publication Date: 2017
Verne Titles in this volume
  • An Excursion at Sea, A Light Comedy in One Act
  • Les Gabier: Chanson Maritime
  • The Thousand and Second Night
  • La Guimard
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
  • Une Promenade en mer (1851)
  • Les Gabier: Chanson Maritime
  • La Mille et deuxieme nuit (1850)
  • La Guimard (1853)
Contents of this volume:
  • Introduction: Pre-Hetzel Verne: Bohemian Paris
  • An Excursion at Sea, A Light Comedy in One Act (translated by Peter Schulman)
  • Les Gabier: Chanson Maritime
  • The Thousand and Second Night (translated by Peter Schulman)
  • La Guimard (translated by Peter Schulman)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series
  • North American Jules Verne Society
Translators Peter Schulman
Editions Paperback
& Hardcover
Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom
Back Cover:

Edition Magnifique certificate zoom 2
Volume 12
Volume Title Worlds Known and Unknown
Publication Date: ****In production.. Not yet released (Feb 1, 2018)
Verne Titles in this volume
Original French Verne Titles in this volume
Contents of this volume:
Translators
Editions
Cover:

Back Cover:


Return to Verne Titles Page
Return
to Jules Verne Collecting Web Page Collecting
©Images copyright Andrew Nash 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
WebPage Design by Puppy Cup Productions