Jules Verne’s handwritten draft of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Through his collaboration with publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Verne created the Voyages extraordinaires – a popular series of novels which included Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Today, these two works stand as pillars of the science fiction genre. In fact, when developing our Jules Verne Embellished Manuscript we simply could not choose between the two – which is why we offer two unique Jules Verne titles!
Discover Verne, Around the World here.
Jules Verne, who wrote his stories in his native French, has the distinction of being the second most translated author in history, right between William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie.
It is perhaps due to the immense popularity and variety of translated interpretations that his work has sometimes been dismissed outside of Europe as “genre fiction” or children’s literature, interesting but light stories not worthy of serious discussion.
In the years since his death at the beginning of the 20th century, scholarly attitudes towards Verne’s work began to shift.
This is in large part thanks to the Societe Jules Verne, an academic organization dedicated to studying his work.
Also, many of his early admirers (including George Sand and Theophile Gautier) went on to have their own celebrated careers, bringing a greater sense of respectability to his work.
PAGE COUNT: 144 Pages
PAPER WEIGHT: 120gr
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