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Famille-sans-nom - 1889 

Family Without a Name - 1889
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
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FS
V036
Mxxx
Axxx
Alternate English Titles:
    Family Without a Name
    Family Without a Name (A)
    Into the Abyss (Part 2 of 2)
    Leader of the Resistance (Part 1 of 2)
    Very Strange Family (name copyrighted by John W. Lovell Nov. 20, 1889)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Two sons of an infamous French Canadian traitor, fight for the revolution in an effort to make up for their father's crime.
***NOTE*** This is one of 2 Jules Verne Stories set in Canada. The other is Fur Country.

Timeframe of novel: Events take place in 1837

Location of Events: Quebec and Ontario (Niagara River+Niagara Falls) Canada


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon: Family Without a Name
Sampson Low, Martston, Searle, & Rivington Limited
1891
London
(this copy has a 32 page catalogue for Oct 1890 in the back) 
First Canadian Edition:
Family Without a Name
1890
The Musson Book Company Ltd
Toronto, Canada

Same as the Sampson Low Edition

First US Edition:
in Wrappers
Family Without a Name
1889 (Dec 5 / Dec 23)
John W. Lovell
New York
First US Edition:  book Title 
Vxxx / Mxx
Publisher/YYYY

Other Editions:
(1890)
Family Without a Name
1889 (December 16)
Frank F. Lovell 7 Company
New York (142 and 144 Worth Street)

Lovell's Household Library
(No. 285 ?)

189x (no date)
Family Without a Name
Sampson Low, Martston & Company Limited
New and Cheaper Edition
No Date
London
(this copy has a 1 page catalogue in the back listing books at 2s 6d, and gilt edges, 3s 6d)
189x
(unknown if this copy has a date!) 
Family Without a Name
Sampson Low ...(?)
(unknown if this copy has a date) 
London
1982
Family Without a Name
A Romance of the Rebellion of 1837 in Quebec
1982
NC Press Limited
Toronto
ISBN: 0-919601-86-3
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Translated by Edward Baxter, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
This was a brand new translation of an important book about the history of Canada.

It is hardcover (red-maroon) with a dustjacket

My copy is autographed by the translator.

On reverse of Title page:
New Canada Publications, a division of NC Press Limited, Box 4010, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5W 1H8

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

"Historical Prelude
A Few Facts, A Few Dates

What a sorry sight the human race is," remarked the philosophers at the end of the eighteenth century, "cutting each other's throats for the sake of a few ice-covered acres of land." It was not their wisest observation, for they were referring to Canada, over which the British and French were then at war."

I am sorry to say that when I first saw this book, it was in a remainder bin at a one of our Canadian Book chainstores.
It is an excellent translation and does not deserve to be remaindered!!!

French Editions:
1970
Famille-san-nom
Roman sur les Rébellions
au Québec en 1837-38
1970
La Maison Réédition Québec Inc.
Montréal, Québec
ISBN: 0-88515-000-7
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Illustrated with the original engravings (82)

Collection: Visage de l'Homme

Nouvelle préface de Jean Chesneaux,
12 pages entitled: Jules Verne et le Canada Français
Paris, mai 1970

1978 (Mar)

Famille-sans-nom
1837...les patriotes...le Québec
1978
Québec dix sur dix
Québec
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Dessins de G. Tiret-Bognet
"Collections Québec dix sur dix" publiée sous la direction de Jeanine Féral

Achevé s'imprimer en Mars 1978 sur les presses de Payette & Simms Inc. a Saint-Lambert, P.Q.

FRENCH
1907
Hetzel
1907
Un Elephant

 

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