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  • ISBN 0198157983
  • ISBN13 978-0198157984
  • Language English
  • Author Andrew Martin
  • Publisher Clarendon Press; 1 edition (August 16, 1990)
  • Pages 240
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1598 kb
  • Size Fb2 1236 kb
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This provocative new study contends that Jules Verne was indeed more than just a writer of science fiction or harmless fantasies for children. Placing him squarely within the center of a strong literary tradition, Martin convincingly shows that a recurrent narrative, describing the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs throughout Verne's Voyages extraordinaires. This theme, Martin argues, illuminates the paradoxes of realism and invention, repression and transgression, and imperialism and anarchy. Verne emerges not only as a key to the political and literary imagination of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but as a model for fiction in general.

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Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors

Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors. But he has typically been categorized as the father of science fiction or a writer of harmless fantasies for children.

Now, in this brilliantly original new book, Andrew Martin relocates Verne squarely at the centre of the literary map. Dr Martin shows that a recurrent narrative (exemplified in short stories by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis. Dr Martin shows that a recurrent narrative (exemplified in short stories by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges), relating the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs through Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors.

The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne. In this book Verne emerges not just as a key to the political and literary imagination of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but as a model for reading fiction in general. The Mask of the Prophet. The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne.

This book relocates Verne squarely at the centre of the literary ma.

This book relocates Verne squarely at the centre of the literary map. The author shows that a recurrent narrative (exemplified in short stories by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges), relating the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs through Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. This approach illuminates the paradoxical coalition in Verne of realism and invention, repression and transgression, imperialism and anarchy

the extraordinary fictions of Jules Verne.

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Online version: Martin, Andrew, 1952- Mask of the prophet. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990 (OCoLC)556195879.

But a better motto would be: ‘See Naples and go underground. Tourists since the 18th century have enthused over the subterranean wonders of this part of Italy. In 1818, Mary Shelley and her husband visited the cave of the Cumaean Sibyl, and eighty years later, . Wells joined the throng of sightseers at the entrance to the Blue Grotto of Capri. Lake Avernus, the site of Aeneas’s descent into the underworld, was a place of pilgrimage for the Victorians even though (as one of them reported) it meant being carried on the backs of porters through a ‘black, repulsive pool’ of water.

The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne. Oxford: Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press, 1990. Remarkable Journeys: The Story of Jules Verne. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2002. Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented Tomorrow. New York: Walker, 1992. Other Works Used in the Preparation of the Introduction and the Notes. A Reporter at Large: The Squid Hunter. New Yorker, May 24, 2004. Lottman, Herbert R. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.