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Ebook Magellania by Jules Verne read! Book Title: Magellania
The author of the book: Jules Verne
ISBN: 1566491797
ISBN 13: 9781566491792
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 418 KB
Edition: Welcome Rain Publishers
Date of issue: January 30th 2002

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This book, one of Jules Verne's posthumous novels, was originally published in a form severely rewritten by Verne's son under the title "The Survivors of the Jonathan," which I read about ten years ago. Verne's original version was not published in France until 1985 and this English translation came out in 2002.

After reading the original I can see why Verne's publisher requested that Michel Verne do a rewrite. Verne's original manuscript was a departure in many ways from everything else he had every published. Before achieving prominence through his novels, Verne's ly writings were for the stage where he learned scene and character development. In this opus he casts much of that aside dealing only with the development of the main character, Kaw-djer, a man who has abandoned the world at large compelled by his firm belief in passive anarchism and the freedom of the human spirit.

Verne place Kaw-djer at the far end of the South American continent where long standing border disputes between Chile and Argentina leave the isles of Cape Horn free from governmental interference. He then sets loose a series of events, including a border treaty and a shipwreck of immigrants bound for Africa that has Kaw-djer wrestling with the practical applications of his beliefs. All other characters in the novel are merely silhouettes set up as pinball levers to knock Kaw-djer's philosophies about.

The book has very little in terms of detailed scene work, but is presented mostly as historical narrative. Anyone determined to turn this novel into motion picture would have to create whole piece scenes to reflect what Verne conveys through his sparse expression. In the end the book reads more like social analysis through a fictional community than like a novel, but this actually serves to strengthen the book. Only those readers too tied too their expectations of what a Verne novel should be would be disappointed.

In the long run, although it was rewritten to appease the tastes of Verne's fans, Michel Verne's version comes off as fluff when compared to the original. Indeed, in its departure from the standard Verne fare, "Magellania" demonstrates an experienced writer dealing with serious issues in a mature manner making this the grand capstone of Jules Verne's literary career.

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Ebook Magellania read Online! 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 space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction".

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