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École des Robinsons (L') - 1882

Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery - 1883

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Jules Verne
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EQ
V024
M29
A52

Alternate English Titles:

    (School for Robinsons) literal translation!
    Robinson's School
    School for Crusoes
    Godfrey Morgan: A California Mystery
    Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery
    An American Robinson Crusoe

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

Godfrey Morgan of San Francisco, California will only consent to marry, after he is allowed to cruise around the world. His uncle, William Holderkup, consents to this demand, so he lets Godfrey go along with his instructor in deportment, Professor Tartlett. Together they become the only survivors of a "shipwreck."


Book Collecting Information:
US First Edition
Paper Wraps
Robinson's School

Seaside Library No. 1519
24 pages
1883 (January)
George Munro
New York

price: 10 cents

The story begins:
"'An island for sale, to the highest bidder. For cash!' Shouted Dean Felporg, the auctioneerm over again, as he announced the conditions of this singular sale."

US Serialization

1883, October

An American Robinson Crusoe
"L'Ecole des Robinsons."*

editors footnote:
*This is the author's title. An English translation of it has appeared (price $2), under the title of "Godfrey Morgan: a California Mystery."

Appears in:
Redpath's Weekly
1883 (Oct 5 - Oct 19)
No. 358 to 360
Redpath's Weekly
New York

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

Published at:
No. 6, Park Place, Box 2120, New York
every friday morning

Editor: James Redpath

The story begins:
"Chapter I. In which the Reader is afforded the Opportunity of Buying an Island in the Pacific Ocean
"AN ISLAND FOR SALE - for cash down - to the highest bidder!" repeated, over and over again, Dean Felporg, the auctioneer, in the room where the conditions of this strange sale were discussed."

First English Editon:   Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery
1883 (March)
Sampson Low
London

price: 7s6d

The story begins:
"'An island to sell, to the highest bidder!' said Dean Felporg, the auctioneer, standing behind his rostrum in the room where the conditions of the singular sale were being noisily discussed."

First US Edition:

Godfrey Morgan, A California Mystery

1883 (October)
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

The story begins:

nd

Godfrey Morgan
nd
Scribner
New York
nd (inscribed 1906)
Godfrey Morgan, A Californian Mystery
nd (inscribed 1906)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London
1892

Godfrey Morgan
1892
Sampson Low
London

"Pears Soap" edition

nd (circa 1930)
Godfrey Morgan
nd (circa 1930)
Sampson Low
London
nd
Godfrey Morgan
nd
Sampson Low
London
nd
Godfrey Morgan
nd
Samson Low Marston and Co
London 

Authors Copyright Edition

A School for Crusoes
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

A School for Crusoes
(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

 
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