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Le Chemin de France - 1887 

The Flight to France - 1888
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
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Myers
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CF
V032
M21
A63
Alternate English Titles:
    Flight to France
    The Flight to France or The Memoirs of a Dragoon. A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Natalis Delpierre, a Captain in the French Army, recounts the tale of his visit in the summer of 1792 when he went to visit his sister, Irma, who was living in Prussia in the service of Madame Keller and her son Jean. The time of his visit coincides with rumors of France and Germany going to war. When war does break out Jean Keller is forced to join the Prussian Army and serve under the man who is his rival for the attention of Mademoiselle Martha de Lauranay, a man he was scheduled to duel. Martha, her father, Irma and Natalis are forced to leave Prussia on the road to France. Meanwhile, Madame Keller, who is devoted to her son, starts to follow Jean wherever his unit is being deployed. This only lasts a short time as Jean is forced to desert the Army after he strikes his rival and superior officer, then he and his mother must also try to escape to France.

Timeframe of novel: Events take place in 1792


Book Collecting Information:

First English Edition: n/a Flight to France
1888
National Publishing Company of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Choice Copyright Fiction series, No. 34
published by Oct 1888

First UK Editon:
Flight to France
1888
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Blue and Green Cloth Shown
published November 1888
(does NOT contain Gil Braltar)

First US Edition:  book The Flight to France
or The Memories of a Dragoon;
A Tale of the Day of Dumouriez
(1890)
Frank F. Lovell and Company
New York

142 and 144 Worth Street

179 pages
Aldine Series

Other Editions:
1891
n/a
The Flight to France
1891
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

231 pages

1891
n/a
The Flight to France
1891
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

179 pages

1893

The Flight to France
or The Memoirs of a Dragoon
A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez
1893
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London
nd (circa 1930)
Flight to France
nd (circa1930)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

Dustjacket

1966
Flight to France
1966
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

(1966)
Flight to France
(1966)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

1970
Flight to France
1970
Associated Booksellers
Bridgeport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

 

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