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L'Invasion de la mer - 1905

Invasion of the Sea - 1905 / 2001

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
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IR
V056
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Alternate English Titles:
Invasion of the Sea
Captain Hardizan

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

Captain Hardigan and other members of the French forces in Tunisia accompany an engineer named de Schaller on a survey of the abandoned plans and works of Captain Roudaire. M. de Schaller plans to resurrect Roudaire's plan to create a sea in the midst of a lower portion of the Sahara Desert. All goes well on the survey trip, until the party is attacked and captured by members of the Tuareg tribe, whose leader Hadjar had recently escaped the custody of the French. The party manages to make their escape from the Tuareg only to find themselves almost captured again, until an act of nature cuts them off from the Tuareg.

NOTE: Was published in English for the first in Dec of 2001.

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


Book Collecting Information:
French - Hetzel: (n/a) Jules Hetzel, Paris, YYYY
First UK
Editon:
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First US Edition:

Invasion of the Sea 
2001

Wesleyan University Press
Middletown, Connecticut

Translator: Edward Baxter
Edited and with Introduction
and Notes by: Arthur B. Evans
December 2001, 288 pages

Fully Illustrated
ISBN: 0819564656
Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 8.78 x 5.84

Significant Editions   Captain Hardizan (1905)
The American Weekly
(the Sunday Supplement to the Boston American Newspaper)
August 6, 1905 and Aug 13, 1905

-This important find was made by Victor A. Berch (Librarian emeritus (former Special Collections Librarian) of Brandeis University and literary detective) in the summer of 1999. Up until this discovery this work was considered to have never been translated into English!
It is important to note that the text is not an accurate translation, and the translator took liberties with the story (ala Hollywood romance!)
None-the-less, it is an important find that has taken 94 years to uncover...

Note: The Boston American is a newspaper founded by William Randolph Hearst.

The American Weekly was a Sunday supplement started around 1900, and also appeared with the New York Journal. (see Express of the Future)

The supplement "...often had sensational scientific or pseudo-scientific articles about interplanetary speculations and other provocative subjects"

 
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