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Kéraban-le-têtu - 1883 

Keraban the Inflexible - 1883

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Alternate English Titles:
    Keraban the Inflexible
    Captain of the Guidara (Part 1 of 2)
    Scarpanthe the Spy (Part 2 of 2)

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

Jan Van Mitten and his valet Bruno (both of Rotterdam, Holland) are in Constantinople, Turkey. The pair are going to meet with Van Mitten’s tobacco business associate, a headstrong man named Kéraban. At Van Mitten’s meeting Kéraban decides to take them to dinner at his home in Scutari on the other side of the Bosphorus Strait. Just before they are going to cross the Strait a tax is imposed on all vessels that can be used to cross the strait. Enraged by this new tax, Kéraban decides to take his associates to Scutari by traveling seven hundred leagues around the perimeter of the Black Sea so that he won’t have to pay the paltry 10 paras tax. Kéraban, this man of principle, and his reluctant traveling companions begin the journey; the only deadline for Kéraban is that he must be back in 6 weeks time so that he may depart in time to arrange for his nephew’s wedding to a young woman who must be married before she turns seventeen. If she doesn’t meet that deadline, she won’t inherit 100,000 Turkish pounds. Unfortunately for Kéraban and friends the villains Yarhud, Scarpante and the man they work for Seigneur Saffar have plans to ensure that the young woman gets married to Saffar before the deadline.


Book Collecting Information:
First English Edition (U.S.)

softwraps

The Headstrong Turk (part 1)
Seaside Library (No. 1677)
1883 (June)
George Munro
New York

price: 10 cents

Translated by: James Cotterall

The Headstrong Turk (part 2)
seaside library (No. 1677)
1884 (February)
George Munro
New York

First English
Edition (Serial)
U.K.
Keraban, The Inflexible

Published in:
Every Boy's magazine
1885
Routledge
London

Hardbound as: Every Boy's Annual

First English Editon:  book  Keraban, the Inflexible (part 1)
The Captain of the Guidera
1884 (November)
Sampson Low
London

Keraban, the Inflexible (part 2)
Scarpante, the Spy
1885 (April)
Sampson Low
London

First US Edition:  book Title 
Publisher/YYYY
Other Editions:
US Serialization
1883

Keraban: The Headstrong Turk

published in:
Redpath's Weekly
Number 361 -
October 27, 1883 -
McGee Publishing
New York

price 5 cents

"Jules Verne!
His last and Greatest Work!
Translated from Advance Sheets"

translated by: J. C. Curtin, for Redpath's Weekly

The translation begins:
"Part First - Chapter I
In which Van Mitten and his Valet Bruno promenade, gaze around them and chat, without understanding anything of what they see.
It was the 16th of August, and six o'clock in the evening. The Top Hane square, in Constantinople, usually the scene of bustling, busy crowds, was now silent, dismal and deserted...."

Keraban the Inflexible - Captain of the Guidara

Keraban the Inflexible - Captain of the Guidara

Captain of the Guidara - Title Page

Caoptain of the Guidara - Contents

Captain of the Guidara
1884
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

2 cover colours shown

1885
Keraban The Inflexible 
1885
Every Boy's Annual 

ed: sadly, I purchased this from the UK, and it was lost in the mail! I never got it! (it was a decent price too!)

1887
Captain of the Guidara
1887
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London
1887

The Captain of the Guidara,
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1

1887
Sampson Low
London

"Pears Soap" edition

6 illustrations

176 pages

1887
The Captain of the Guidara,
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1

1887
Sampson Low
London

"Pears Soap" edition

Illustrated

6 illustrations

176 pages

Collection Andrew Nash

1887
Scarpante the Spy,
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 2

1887
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" edition

Illustrated

6 illustrations

173 pages

1887

Scarpante the Spy,
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 2

1887
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" edition

6 illustrations

173 pages

Collection Andrew Nash

 
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