The Jules Verne Collecting Resource.
If you're a Verne fan or a book collector at all, this site is an absolute treasure. There are pictures of almost every single edition of his works
, as well as everything even slightly Verne-related, including: movie posters
, playing cards
, cards for stereoscopes
, postcards he sent
, board games
, Jules Hetzel's excellent covers
for his work (more here,
and this one
is amazing), the man himself
, and god knows what else - pretty much everything.
If it's not here, it's somewhere else
, like the extraordinary maps
which adorned some editions, or the virtual library
with links to all of his works, the many, many incredible illustrations
therein, and even one scanned manuscript
(in French, obviously). Hope this makes somebody's day as much as it made mine.
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Feb 25, 2007 -
Mythmaker of the Machine Age.
In the statue erected above his grave in Amiens, in Picardy, Jules Verne
, who died exactly 100 years ago, resembles God. He is, after all, the second-most-translated author on earth
, after Agatha Christie. To celebrate the anniversary
, there's a Verne exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Paris
, one of a series of events from Paris to the western city of Nantes
, where Verne was born on Feb. 8, 1828, to the northern town of Amiens, where he died on March 24, 1905
. His many fans, some of them quite famous
, will be treated to exhibits, concerts, films and shows in Verne's honor. “Underground City
”, a lost classic written by Verne and never before published unabridged in English, emerges this month
in not one but two new unique editions.
100 years later, questions remain about his life
: Why did he have two homes in Amiens? Why did he burn all his private papers? Why was he shot in the foot by his nephew, Gaston, in 1886? Gaston was locked in an asylum for 54 years after his attack on L'Oncle Jules. Was Gaston, in fact, Verne's natural son? More inside.
posted by matteo
on Mar 23, 2005 -