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Le Testament d'un excentrique- 1899 

The Will of an Eccentric - 1900
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
TE
V048
M60
A83


Alternate English Titles:
    The Will of an Eccentric
    William J Hypperbone, or the Will of An Eccentric (from Boys Own Annual)

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

William J. Hypperbone, an eccentric millionaire, living in Chicago, has left the sum of his fortune, $60,000,000, to the first person to reach the end of "The Noble Game of the United States of America." The game he devised is based upon the board game "The Noble Game of Goose"; however, in his version, the players are the tokens and the game board is the United States. The contestants are Max Real (with his companion Tommy); Tom Crabbe (with his trainer John Milner); Hermann Titbury (with his wife Kate); Harris T. Kymbale (on his own); Lizzie Wag (with her friend Jovita Foley); Hodge Urrican (with his companion Turk) and the mysterious player only known as "XKZ." And who is this mysterious "XKZ" who was added to the game by a codicil to the will? Time and completion of the game will tell.


Book Collecting Information:
First English
Publication
Serial Form
William J Hypperbone
or The Will of An Eccentric
1899
Boys Own Paper
London

Annual Volume #22
in 30 installments

First UK
Editon:


The Will of an Eccentric
1900
Sampson Low, Marston and Company Ltd.
London

408 pages
Gray and Green and ? covers show

"Board" of "The Noble Game of the United States"
instrumental in the storyline

First US
Edition:
 n/a None! Yet ...
Other Editions:
The Will of an Eccentric
nd
Grant Educational Co Ltd
Glasgow
 
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