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Early Classics of Science Fiction
Wesleyan University Press
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

Early Classics of Science Fiction
Editor: Arthur B. Evans
Wesleyan University Press
Middletown, Connecticut

Wesleyan's Early Classics of Science Fiction series offers scholarly editions of important literary works in the science fiction genre, many in translation for the first time. Our editions contain thoughtfully written introductory material and scholarly notes from experts in the field. In addition, Wesleyan publishes contemporary scholarship in the field of science fiction studies and The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction.

Ed Note: I will only be describing the Jules Verne titles in this series.

Here are the titles of the books published in the series so far:
Book Title
Invasion of the Sea
The Mysterious Island
The Mighty Orinoco
The Begum's Millions
The Kip Brothers
Travel Scholarships
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Robur the Conqueror
Volume Title Invasion of the Sea
Publication Date: 2001
Verne Titles in this volume Invasion of the Sea
Original French Verne Titles in this volume

L'Invasion de la mer (1905)

Contents of this Volume:

First English edition of a classic Verne novel.

Contents of this volume:
284 pages
44 illustrations

  • Introduction (by Arthur B. Evans)
  • Invasion of the Sea (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6465-6
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8195-6558-9 

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7460-2

Translators

Edward Baxter
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

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Volume Title The Mysterious Island
Publication Date: 2001
Verne Titles in this Volume

The Mysterious Island

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

L'Île mystérieuse (1874-1875)

Contents of this Volume:

First new unabridged translation since 1876 of one of Verne's best-known novels.

Contents of this volume:
728 pages
44 illustrations
(Note: Introduction and Critical Material by William Butcher)

  • Introduction (by William Butcher)
  • Notes on Previous Translations (by William Butcher)
  • Inception of the Novel
    • The Manuscripts of "Uncle Robinson"
    • The Manuscripts of The Mysterious Island
    • Publication of The Mysterious Island
  • Prefaces to The Mysterious Island, Two Years Vacation, and Second Homeland
    • A Few Words to the Readers of The Mysterious Island
    • Preface to Two Years Vacation
    • Preface -- Why I Wrote Second Homeland
  • Abbreviations
  • The Mysterious Island
  • Notes
  • A Chronology of Jules Verne
  • Select Bibliography
    • Principal Works of Verne Cited
    • Studies of The Mysterious Island
    • Books on Verne
    • The Principal Sources of The Mysterious Island
  • Appendix A: The Origins of The Mysterious Island
  • Appendix B: Verne's Other Writing on the Desert-Island Theme

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6475-3
Paperback ISBN:
978-0-8195-6559-8
Ebook ISBN:
978-0-8195-7456-5

Translators

Sidney Kravitz
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

Editions Hardcover, with Dust Jacket
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Volume Title The Mighty Orinoco
Publication Date: 2002
Verne Titles in this volume

The Mighty Orinoco

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Le Superbe Orénoque (1898)

Contents of this Volume:

First English edition of a classic Verne adventure, with a unique feminist twist.

Contents of this volume:
448 pages
73 illustrations

  • Introduction (by Walter James Miller)
  • The Mighty Orinoco (translated by Stanford L. Luce)
  • Notes (by Walter James Miller)
  • Bibliography (compiled by Arthur B. Evans) (Ed. Note: ***Excellent)
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6511-3
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8195-6780-9 

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7457-2

Translators

Stanford L. Luce
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

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Volume Title The Begum's Millions
Publication Date: 2005
Verne Titles in this volume

The Begum's Millions

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum (1879)

Contents of this volume:

Verne’s first cautionary tale about the dangers of science -- first modern and corrected English translation.

Contents of this volume:
304 pages
43 illustrations

  • A Note on the Translation
  • Introduction (by Peter Shulman)
  • The Begum's Millions (translated by Stanford L. Luce)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6796-3
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8195-7469-5 
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7459-6

Translators

Stanford L. Luce
Edited by: Arthur B. Evans

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Volume Title The Kip Brothers
Publication Date: 2007
Verne Titles in this volume

The Kip Brothers

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Les Frères Kip (1902)

Contents of this volume:

First English Edition

Contents of this volume:
514 pages
60 illustrations

  • Introduction (by Jean-Michel Margot)
  • The Kip Brothers (translated by Stanford L. Luce)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6704-3
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8195-6838-0
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7458-9

Translators

Stanford L. Luce
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

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Volume Title Travel Scholarships
Publication Date: 2013
Verne Titles in this volume

Travel Scholarships

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Bourses de voyage (1903)

Contents of this volume:

A suspense-filled adventure tale about piracy on the high seas.

Contents of this volume:
452 pages
75 illustrations

  • Preface
  • Introduction: (by Volker Dehs)
  • Travel Scholarships (translated by Teri J. Hernandez)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6512-9 
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7362-9

Translators Teri J. Hernandez
Edited by Arthur B. Evans
Editions Hardcover, with Dust Jacket
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Volume Title Five Weeks in a Balloon
Publication Date: 2015
Verne Titles in this volume

Five Weeks in a Balloon:  Journey of Discovery by Three Englishmen in Africa

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Cinq semaines en ballon (1863)

Contents of this volume:

First complete English translation of Verne’s debut novel from 1863

Contents of this volume:
396 pages
81 illustrations

  • Introduction: Verne Takes Off
  • Five Weeks in a Balloon: Journey of Discovery by Three Englishmen in Africa (translated by Frederick Paul Walter)
  • Notes on the Translation
  • Gallery of Heroes
  • Notes
  • Bibliogrpahy
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-7547-0
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7548-7

Translators

Frederick Paul Walter
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

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Volume Title Robur the Conqueror
Publication Date: 2017
Verne Titles in this volume

Robur the Conqueror

Original French Verne Titles in this volume

Robur-le-conquérant (1886)

Contents of this volume:

First modern and complete English translation.

Contents of this volume:
324 pages
43 illustrations

  • Introduction (by Alex Kirstukas)
  • Robur the Conqueror (translated by Alex Kirstukas)
  • Appendix 1: The Original Ending
  • Appendix2: Who's Who in the Air
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors
  • The Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction Series

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-7726-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-8195-7728-3

Translators Alex Kirstukas
Edited by Arthur B. Evans
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