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Claudius Bombarnac - 1892

Claudius Bombarnac - 1894

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
CB
V040
Mxxx
Axxx


Alternate English Titles: 

    Adventures of a Special Correspondent among the various races and countries of Central Asia
    Adventures of a Special Correspondent in Central Asia
    Claudius Bombarnac
    Claudius Bombarnac, Special Correspondent
    Claudius Bombarnac; a Story of Adventure and Mystery
    The Special Correspondent

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Claudius Bombarnac, a reporter is assigned by the Twentieth Century to cover the travels of the Grand Transasiatic Railway which runs between Uzun Ada, Turkestan and Peking, China. Accompanying him on this journey is an interesting collection of characters, including one who is trying to beat the round the world record and another who is a stowaway. Claudius hopes one of them will become the hero of his piece, so his story won't be just a boring travelogue. He is not disappointed when a special car guarded by troops is added to the train, said to be carrying the remains of a great Mandarin. The great Mandarin actually turns out to be a large consignment being returned to China from Persia. Unfortunately the train must travel through a large part of China that is controlled by unscrupulous robber-chiefs. Before the journey is over, Claudius finds his hero.

Timeframe of novel: Events take place in the 20th Century


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon:  
 
Claudius Bombarnac
1894
Sampson Low
London

279 pages

First US Edition:  

The Special Correspondent,
or The Adventures of Claudius Bombarnac
1894
Lovell, Coryell and Co.
New York

Pictorial brown cloth
279 pages

Other Editions: 
Claudius Bombarnac
Special Correspondent
nd
E A Weeks
Chicago
.Claudius Bombarnac 
circa 1897
Hurst and Co, New York
circa 1910
Claudius Bombarnac
circa 1910
M A Donohue
Chicago
nd
Claudius Bombarnac
nd
Hurst and Co, New York
nd
Claudius Bombarnac
nd
Hurst and Company
New York
nd
Claudius Bombarnac
nd
Hurst and Company
New York
nd (after 1905)

A Special Correspondent
nd
MacLellan N.Y. Company Publishers
Akron, Ohio

On the reverse of the title page, is a 1 paragraph "Biography and Bibliography":
" Jules Verne, French author, was born at nantes, France, in 1828, and died in 1905. In 1850 he wrote a comedy in verse, but he eventually confined himself to the writing of scientific and geographical romances, acheiving a great reputation. He visited the United States in 1867, sailing for New York on the Great Eastern, and his book, A Floating City, was the result of this voyage. His best-known books are: A Captain at Fifteen, A Two Years' Vacation, A Voyage to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Tour of the World in Eighty Days (1873), Michael Strogoff (1876), Mrs. Branica (sic) (1891), Clovis Dardentor (1896), The Brothers Kip (1902). Most of his works have been translated into English. "

This is a delightful little book. Even comes with a guarantee that "The story in this book is complete as written and published by the author."

 

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