Le Phare du bout du monde - 1906 - Michel Verne

The Lighthouse at the End of the World - 1923 - Michel Verne

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Re Bibilo:
[PW] =
Le Phare du bout du monde
- Original as written by Jules Verne
[PM] =
Le Phare du bout du monde - As modified by Michel Verne (1908)

This book is now attributed to Michel Verne, JulesVerne' son. But see below, there is now an English translation of Jules Vernes Original manuscript.

Alternate English Titles:

    The Lighthouse at the End of the World
    Kongre the Wrecker: Lighthouse at the End of the World
     

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)

Three keepers (Vasquez, Felipe, and Moriz) are left to tend the new lighthouse on Staten Island, an island located 200 km NE of Cape Horn in the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately Staten has other residents, a group of pirates (led by Kongre) who've been waiting for the opportunity to seize a vessel with which to leave the island. They murder Felipe and Moriz and take possession of the lighthouse; it's up to the lone survivor Vasquez to remain alive until the relief boat comes in 3 months.


Book Collecting Information: 
Please see the book entry for Le Phare du bout du monde, Jules Verne's original text.

This listing contains ALL Jules Verne Encyclopedia bibliographic entries for this book.

First Serial Edition:
Michel Verne altered
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work first appeared in English in The Boy's Own Paper as Kongre the Wrecker in individual monthly issues from October 1914 through September 1915, and annual volume 36."

Michel Verne altered

Kongre the Wrecker (serial)
1914-1915
The Boys' Own Paper
London

serially in twelve issues

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

First UK Editon: 
Michel Verne altered
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1923, almost a decade had passed since Sampson Low had offered a new work by Jules Verne. Low's initial edition was bound in plain plum color cloth, and contains eight full-page illustrations from the French. The title of this volume is The Lighthouse at the End of the World, translated by Cranstoun Metcalf."

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
1923
Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited
London

shown in collectors mylar protective cover

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

First US Edition:
Michel Verne altered
  Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1924, G. Howard Watt of New York published their edition of the Metcalf translation. This edition has several full-page color illustrations. The front cover has a paste-down which is the same as the frontispiece, showing the schooner heading for the reefs with the "Lighthouse" beacon shining int he distance."
"On January 4, 1925, the New York Times carried a lengthy glowing review of this book, in which it stated that "one sees Verne's artistry in its simplest form."

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
1924
G Howard Watt
New York

Dustjacket shown and
cover with pastedown image underneath

Frontispiece by H. C. Murphy

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

Other Editions
1924
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Grosset & Dunlap reprinted the Watt edition with color illustrations in an identical binding with the front cover paste-down, as well as without the paste-down."

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
1924
Grosset and Dunlap
New York

with Dustjacket (not shown)

Note: bottom of spine is Grosset&Dunlap,
but the title page lists only
G. Howard Watt
1819 Broadway
1924

and reverse of title page lists:
Copyright, 1924, BY
G. Howard Watt

a copy is known with a 1927 inscription

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

nd

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Sampson Low continued to publishe this work in successively new and cheaper editions."

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
nd (1929)
Sampson Low
London

Rare Dustjacket shown
and cover

original cost 2/6 net (on inside of dustjacket)

a copy is known with an inscription dated May 1929

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

Some images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

{1934} Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1934, Grosset published this title in the Famous Tales of Adventure edition, with black-and-white illustrations, 253 pages, priced at 50 cents"

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
{1934}
Grosset and Dunlap
New York

with Dustjacket
Beige cloth with red lettering and pastedown on front cover
Frontispiece in black and white

Series: Famous Tales of Adventure

Translator: Cranstoun Metcalfe.

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

{1934}
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1934, Grosset published this title in the Famous Tales of Adventure edition, with black-and-white illustrations, 253 pages, priced at 50 cents"
(same entry as above)

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
{1934}
Grosset and Dunlap
New York

with Dustjacket (not shown)
Beige cloth with red or green lettering and ship on front cover
i.e. NO pastedown.

Series: Famous Tales of Adventure

Translator: Cranstoun Metcalfe.

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

This entry was published after the Jules Verne Encyclopedia was published.

Michel Verne altered

The Lighthouse at the End of the World
2001
Fredonia Books
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This translation is based on the book now attributed to Michel Verne.

Please see the book entry for Le Phare du bout du monde, Jules Verne's original text.
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