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Martin Paz - 1875 (1852)

Martin Paz - 1876 (1853)

(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne

Alternate English Titles:

  • Martin Paz, The Indian Patriot
  • Martin Paz, or The Pearl of Lima
  • The Pearl of Lima. A Story of True Love.(see special reference)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari -

In Lima, Peruvian Martin Paz is an Indian who's in love with the daughter of Samuel, a businessman who is only interested in getting a large dowry for his daughter's hand. At this time, when the Indians are fighting against the Spanish dominance, Martin's interest in the girl may get in the way of freedom for the Indians.

Book Collecting Information:
French: . L'Amérique du Sud. Moeurs péruviennes. Martin Paz, nouvelle historique
Musée des familles
vol. 9, no. 20 (July 1852), pp. 301-313 
& no. 21 (August 1852), pp. 321-335
First English Appearance

(and Verne's Third appearance in the English Language)

Below is an example of the Graham's Magazine, which contains the story,  bound into a volume.

Title Page of Magazine

Top portion of Story (page 422)

The Pearl of Lima. 
A Story of True Love

Graham's Magazine, 
April 1853
Vol XLII, No. 4,
pgs 422-445, 
0 illustrations.
Nine Chapters
Translated by Anne T. Wilbur

This is Verne's Third appearance in the English Language.

First UK

Martin Paz, The Indian Patriot
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington

first seperate printing

First US Edition: Martin Paz, or The Pearl of Lima

appears in:
Bandits & Rebels
BearManor Media
Albany, GA

Series: The Palik Series, Volume 7

ISBN-10: 1593933959
ISBN-13: 978-1593933951 ( Paperback Buy from Amazon )

Contents of this Volume:

  • Introduction (by Daniel Compere, translated by Jean-Michel Margot with Brian Taves)
  • San Carlos (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Future of the Submarine 
  • The Siege of Rome (translated by Edward Baxter)
  • Appendix: Martin Paz, or The Pearl of Lima (translated by Anne T. Wilbur)
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • The Palik Series
  • Previous Volumes in the Palik Series

The Palik Series is published by BearManor Fiction, under the auspices of the 
NAJVS – (North American Jules Verne Society) (*external link) and is edited by Brian Taves.
The NAJVS is very proud to be offering these never-before-translated English editions

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