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Keraban the Inflexible: Adventures in the Euxine (Extraordinary Voyages #24)

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Keraban is determined not to pay the tax required to cross the Bosphorus by boat, so he journeys by land around the Black Sea. There is a fundamental mistake in dividing Verne's works into science fiction vs. non-science fiction -- in Verne's work there is an all-encompassing vision of science, progress, society and political struggles, which it is not convenient to compar ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Fredonia Books (NL) (first published 1883)
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Um ehrlich zu sein, ist es nur einem Zufall zu verdanken, daß ich Jules Vernes Roman „Keraban, der Starrkopf“ überhaupt gelesen habe, denn normalerweise lassen mich Vernes Romane eher kalt, vielleicht weil ich weder das Interesse an Technik noch den Fortschrittsdünkel des französischen Autors teile. Doch nach der Lektüre dieses Buches werde ich meine eher gleichgültige Haltung gegenüber Verne vielleicht nochmals überdenken.

Dieser Roman, der aus dem Jahre 1883 datiert, erzähl
Keraban de stijfhoofdige is een boek, over een oude turk die weigert de belasting (2,5 belgische frank) over de Bosphorus te betalen die geld op elk varend toestel.

Om deze som geld niet te moeten innen maakt hij een reis helemaal rond de Zwarte zee, tot groot ongenoegen van zijn Amsterdamse vriend Jan van Mitten en diens knecht de Bruin aan wie Keraban een feestmaal aan de overkant heeft belooft, zij kunnen hun stijfhoofdige gastheer niets weigeren dus vertrekken zij mee rond de zwarte zee.

One of Verne's less known novels, about a journey around the Black Sea. An enjoyable book; just like Verne's other works, it is a mixture of adventure, suspense, wonder, and historical facts (the latter concerning the adventures of the Ten Thousand on the shores of Pontus Euxinus).
Juan Carlos Santillán
Un capricho del protagonista es el pretexto para un largo periplo alrededor del Mar Negro, sorteando innumerables desventuras. Lo personajes son muy buenos -empezando por el propio Keraban- y abarcan varios tipos del carácter humano; las situaciones están bien construidas, sin que falten la comedia, el romanticismo, el drama y la aventura. Pero claro, como suele ocurrir con los viajes extraordinarios de Verne, el protagonismo lo asumen los paisajes exóticos y sus gentes.
Excellent ! Que dire d'un homme qui, parti boire un café avec ses invites anglais au palais de Topkapi (Constantinople), refuse de retraverser le Bosphore pour rentrer chez lui et entraine ses hôtes dans un périple autour de la mer Noire, et tout ça pourquoi ? Pour ne pas payer une toute nouvelle taxe frappant les voyageurs passant d'une rive a l'autre ! Un de mes Jules Verne préféré ! Kéraban est VRAIMENT têtu !
Jun 01, 2014 Alex rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Wow, what a beautiful book. I couldn't put it down. A must read for whoever wants to get lost in a trip around the Black Sea with Jules Verne's characters: three Turks and two Dutchmen. Excellent!
Roberta Wentworth
My all time favorite among Jules Verne's book. Unfortunately it's not easy to find in English.
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

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