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Le Château des Carpathes - 1892

The Carpathian Castle - 1893

[Voyages Extraordinaires #37 - 1 Volume - L'Europe]

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French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
CC
V039
M8
A72
Alternate English Titles:
    Carpathian Castle
    The Castle of the Carpathians
    Rodolphe de Gortz; or the Castle of the Carpathians
    The Castle in Transylvania

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Mysterious things are occurring in a castle located near the village of Werst in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania. The villagers are convinced that the Chort (devil) occupies the castle. Count Franz de Télek, a visitor traveling through the region goes to the castle to investigate the disturbances for himself when he is informed that the owner of the castle is Baron Rodolphe de Gortz. Years earlier the Baron was the Count's rival for the affections of the celebrated Italian prima donna La Stilla. The Count thought that La Stilla was dead, but he sees her image and hear her voice coming from within the castle itself.

Book Collecting Information: (Link to French Editions)
This listing contains ALL Jules Verne Encyclopedia bibliographic entries for this book.
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work appeared in The Boy's Own as Rodolphe de Gortz; of The Castle of the Carpathians in issues found in annual Volume 15, which covered the periods from October 1892 through September 1893."

This translation opens:
"

Rodolphe de Gortz; of The Castle of the Carpathians
1892

 First English Editon:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October 1893, Sampson Low published the first British edition of The Castle of the Carpathians, in post 8vo., priced at 6s. Pictured on the front cover is Dr Patak getting up to the sound of the Nyctalops fanning the rocks with frenzied wings. On the spine Nic Deck is shown climbing a chain up the wall of the Carpathian Castle."

This translation opens:
"

The Castle of the Carpathians
1893
Sampson Low
London

211 pages
also in blue cloth

2nd image courtesy of SF&F Books

First US Edition:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By November 17, 1894, the Merriam Company published a beautiful fully illustrated edition of The Castle of the Carpathians, which is taken after that of Sampson Low. The book is bound in several colour varieties of pictorial cloth with the image of the "Castsle" on the spine and the front cover, and an embossed white winged dragon also on the front cover."

This translation opens:
"This story is not fantastic; it is merely romantic. Are we to conclude that it is not true, its unreality being granted? That would be a mistake"

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd [1894]
The Merriam Co
67 Fifth Ave.
New York

211 pages

Image of green book, courtesy of SF&F Books

Collection Andrew Nash

Other Editions:
nd - published 1895

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1895, Sampson Low published the MacGregor Library Edition of The Castle of the Carpathians, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Notice re Macgregor edition, from 1895:
(The Pall Mall Gazette)

On Rear Cover:

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd
Sampson Low & Marston Co Ltd
London

nd - published 1895

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In November 1895, Sampson Low published The Castle of the Carpathians, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd
Sampson Low & Marston Co Ltd
London

1900

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In July 1900, the Saalfield Publishing Company of Akron, Ohio announced The Castle of the Carpathians among its books to be issued for the coming Fall,
... By September 29, 1900, Saalfield published this fully illustrated book, bound in several colour varieties of pictorial cloth with the image of the "Castle" on the front cover, 12mo., priced at 75 cents."

Same translation as the Merriam

The Castle of the Carpathians
1900
Saalfield Publishing
Akron, Ohio

2 colours show
and Very unique Dustjacket shown

1901

This book not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia

Same translation as the Merriam

The Castle of the Carpathians
1901
Saalfield Publishing
Akron, Ohio

1903

This book not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia

Same translation as the Merriam

The Castle of the Carpathians
1903
Saalfield Publishing
Akron, Ohio

Collection Andrew Nash

nd (circa 1900)

This book not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia

Same translation as the Merriam

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd (circa 1900)
Saalfield Publishing Company
Akron, Ohio
New York Chicago

In Dustjacket

7 pages of ads in back

Collection Andrew Nash

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1905, Sampson Low published this title as a reissue of works by the late Jules Verne. These books are fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd
Sampson Low & Marston Co Ltd
London

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1906, Sampson Low published this title in the fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."

The Castle of the Carpathians
nd
Sampson Low & Marston Co Ltd
London

1963

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1963, the I. O. Evans translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, entitled Carpathian Castle, 189 pages, priced at $2.75 in America (Associatede Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO)."

This translation opens:
"This story is not fantastic; it is simply romantic and nobody would think of classing it as legendary."

Carpathian Castle
1963
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

1963

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1963, the I. O. Evans translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, entitled Carpathian Castle, 189 pages, priced at $2.75 in America (Associatede Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO)."
(same entry as above)

Carpathian Castle
1963
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

1963

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"... It was also published in both the United States (by Ace) and in England (by Panther) in paperback."

Carpathian Castle
#H-60
Ace Books Inc
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 19936

Fitzroy Edition
Paperback

Collection Andrew Nash

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"... It was also published in both the United States (by Ace) and in England (by Panther) in paperback."
(same entry as above)

Carpathian Castle
1963
Panther Books
Britain

2010

This book not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia (Too new!)

This translation opens:
"This story is not fantastic; it is only romantic. Should we conclude that it isn't true, given its implausibility? That would be a mistake."

The Castle in Transylvania
(Back from the dead, the original zombie story)

2010 (July 6)
Melville House
Brooklyn, New York

translated by Charlotte Mandell

Collection Andrew Nash

French Editions:

Le Chateau des Carpathes
1966
Bibliotheque Marabout
Belgium

Les Chef-d'oeuvres de Jules Verne
Paperback

 
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