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La Chasse au Meteore - 1908 / 1986

The Chase of the Golden Meteor - 1909 / 2006

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French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
CM / MQ
V060
M9
A96

Bibliographic reference CM, refers to the Michel altered text, and MQ, refers to the Jules text.

Alternate English Titles:

    The Hunt for the Meteor

IMPORTANT: The original novel as it was printed in 1908 by Hetzel, was altered from the original story written by Jules Verne, by his son Michel Verne. The novel was expanded from 17 chapters to 21 chapters, and a major new character was added, Zéphyrin Xirdal. Hetzel was aware of these changes.

The novel as Jules Verne had written it, was finally published by the Société Jules Verne in 1986.


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

Two men both discover a meteor and lay claim to it, after it is discovered to contain gold, but another party has the knowledge and the means to bring it safely to Earth. 


Book Collecting Information:
First French Edition:
Jules Verne Original
Jules Verne ORIGINAL story

La Chasse au météore
Version d'Origine, No 2
Société Jules Verne
1986
Paris

Limited to 300 copies

My copy is No. 153/300
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First US Edition:
Jules Verne Original
Jules Verne ORIGINAL story

The Meteor Hunt
2006 (October)
Bison Books
University of Nebraska Press
Nebraska

Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series

Translator: Frederick Paul Walter
Editors: Walter James Miller, and Frederick Paul Walter

ISBN-10: 0803296347
ISBN-13: 978-0803296343

Note: This is the first critical English-language edition of an original version of Jules Verne's posthumously published novel. Newly trnaslated from the unaltered original Jules Verne edition.

External Link: A review by Brian Taves (NAJVS)

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First English Editon:
Michel Verne altered story
Michel Verne altered story

The Chase of the Golden Meteor
[1909]
Grant Richards
London

292 pages, Illustrated

Translated by: Frederick Lawton

Note: This version is a translation of the novel greatly altered by Michel Verne of his fathers book

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First US Edition:
Michel Verne altered story
  Michel Verne altered story

The Hunt for the Meteor
(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

191 pages
Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

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Other Editions:
Michel Verne altered story

The Hunt for the Meteor
(1965)
Arco Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Michel Verne altered story

The Hunt for the Meteor
#H-78
1970
Ace Books Inc
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Fitzroy Edition
Paperback

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1998
Michel Verne altered story

Chase of the Golden Meteor
1998 (October)
Bison Books
University of Nebraska Press
Nebraska

226 pages
Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
Paperback
Introduction by Gregory Abenford

ISBN-10: 0803296193
ISBN-13: 978-0803296190

Note: This version is a translation of the novel greatly altered by Michel Verne of his fathers book
It is a reprint of the first British edition, 1909 Grant Richards publisher, London!

External Link: A telling review by Brian Taves (NAJVS)

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Significant French Editions:
Jules Verne Original
La Chasse au météore (Version d'origine)
1998
Les éditions internationales Alain Stanké
Stanké
Montréal, Québec 
ISBN 2-7604-0614-8

Préface et notes d'Olivier Dumas,
président de la Société Jules Verne

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Jules Verne Original
La Chasse au méteore
Version d'origine

1ere Trimestre 2005
Les Éditions internationales Alain Stanké
(Quebcor Media)
Outremont, Québec 
ISBN: 2-7604-0993-7
Préface et notes d'Olivier Dumas

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