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Le Chancellor. Journal du passager J.-R. Kazallon. - 1875

The Chancellor - 1875

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
CR
V014
M47
A35

Alternate English Titles: 

    Chancellor (The)
    Chancellor
    Survivors of the Chancellor
    Wreck of the Chancellor (The)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
When J.R. Kazallon decides to book passage from Charleston, South Carolina to Liverpool on board the Chancellor, he gets more than he bargained for. Unexpectedly, the ship begins sailing an unusual route to Liverpool, towards the southeast! The Captain relieves himself of his command, especially after the ship's cargo of cotton catches fire. The first mate assumes command, but the ship wrecks upon a reef in the mid-Atlantic ocean. The fire is put out and the ship is barely made sailable again and after a while the raft they've constructed must be put to use. The raft drifts toward the southwest, but the provisions are wanting and the survivors of this shipwreck may have to submit to cannibalism.

Book Collecting Information:
First UK
Editon

The Survivors of the Chancellor; Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger
1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Pictorial Blue cloth

First US
Edition
  The Wreck of the Chancellor
1875
James R. Osgood and Company
Late Ticknor and Fields
Boston

Saunterer's Series
Translated by George M. Towle
Before Title page an advertisement "Jules Verne's Works, Authorized Editions"
Published: May 1875

First CDN

Edition


**A True First Edition - same date as English First Edition **

The Wreck of the Chancellor
1875
Belford Brothers, Publishers
Toronto
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Noted in Brown and Purple cloth

This book does NOT contain the story Martin Paz

The chapter heading and first 2 sentences of the book is:

"THE
WRECK OF THE CHANCELLOR
I.

Charleston, September 27, 1869. - We have just left the Battery wharf, at 3 P.M. The ebb-tide is fast carrying us out to sea."

Other Editions:
18xx
Wreck of the Chancellor
18xx
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia
1894
The Survivors of the Chancellor
1894
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

"Pears Soap"

Wreck of the Chancellor
1897
Lee and Shepard
Boston 

Choice Books of Adventure Series

Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
H. M. Caldwell Co.
New York
Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia 

Alta Edition

nd
Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia
nd
Wreck of the Chancellor
Wreck of the Chancellor
circa 1901
H M Caldwell
New York

 

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