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Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony

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Literary fraud or filial devotion? This is the question at the heart of a firestorm that erupted when manuscripts and letters were discovered proving that Jules Verne's son, Michel, significantly revised over a dozen of the stories published under his father's name, and even originated some of them himself. It was a collaboration that had begun while both were still alive, ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by BearManor Media
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The "Vice, Redemption" portion of this title refers to Jules Verne's "Pierre-Jean" and son, Michel Verne's "The Sombre Fate of Jean Morenas". Both start with the same premise (a mysterious benefactor aids a man serving time at a French penal colony). In fact, Michel revised Jules's prose to weave his story. Readers should find both versions more than worthwhile. Michel's take may actually strike some as more complex and, in many ways, superior! In any case, it all provides for an intriguing cont ...more
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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).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa