En Magellanie - 199x

Magellania - 2002

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Note: 
Penned in 1897 but never published while Verne was alive, Magellania was completely rewritten by his son Michel and published posthumously in 1909 under the title Les naufragés du Jonathan, only to disappear into obscurity.

In 1977 the great Vernian scholar Piero Gondolo della Riva discovered the original manuscript in the Hetzel family archives. This first English translation ever shows Magellania to be a unique, forceful novel that widens the scope of Verne s literary legacy and distinguishes itself in Verne s somber, philosophical questioning of society, religion, nature and man as he neared the end of his life.

Alternate English Titles:

**These translations  were based on the the book Les naufragés du Jonathan, which, though published under Jules Verne's name in 1909, was extensively re-written by Michel Verne, Jules Verne's son! 
Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Kaw-djer is the name given to a man with an unknown past who lives in the region called Magellania (the Straights of Magellan). Kaw-djer's motto is: "Neither God nor master." Kaw-djer is only interested in himself and helping out the local people in Magellania. When a ship filled with immigrants finds itself wrecked on a nearby abandoned island. The survivors of this wreck decide to establish their colony where they wrecked. Kaw-djer is a man with great knowledge who helps them to establish their colony, but he is reluctant to take over when their society begins to fall apart.

NOTE: Jules' original title for this story was En Magellanie, Michel gave the title Les Naufragés du 'Jonathan' to his modified version.


Book Collecting Information:
First French
Edition
En Magellanie
1997
Societe Jules Verne
Paris

Note:
In 1985 the Jules Verne Socity in France published a limited 
edition in French; 1997 the French publisher Editions de l'Archipel published an edition for the general trade

First UK
Edition
n/a No UK Edition currently
First US
Edition
Magellania
2002
Welcome Rain Publishers
New York

Translator: Benjamin Ivry 
Introduction: Olivier Dumas, President of the Jules Verne Society, Paris
ISBN: 1-56649-179-7
Hardcover, 6 x 9 , 288 pages
Published: April 2002

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