Ma tre Zacharius
Maître Zacharius est un vieil horloger de Genève. Ouvrier minutieux, il a consacré sa vie à faire des montres et à perfectionner leur mécanisme. Or voilà que toutes celles qu'il a fabriquées se dérèglent et s'arrêtent. Il a beau les démonter, examiner les rouages, les remonter, les aiguilles restent mystérieusement immobiles. Celui dont la « vie se confond avec celle de ses horloges » se sent menacé de mort. Avec Maître Zacharius ou l'Horloger qui avait perdu son âme, œuvre de jeunesse, Jules Verne (1828-1905), compose un conte fantastique très sombre qui annonce, par la place centrale qu'il accorde déjà à la science et à la figure du savant, les grands romans à venir. Il raconte ici le rendez-vous tragique de l'homme avec lui-même.
"Master Zacharius, or the clockmaker who lost his soul" is an 1854 short story by Jules Verne. The story, an intensely Romantic fantasy echoing the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann, is a Faustian tragedy about an inventor whose overpowering pride leads to his downfall.
Five Weeks in a Balloon
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The Kip Brothers
Castaways on a barren island in the South Seas, Karl and Pieter Kip are rescued by the brig James Cook. After helping to quell an onboard mutiny, however, they suddenly find themselves accused and convicted of the captain’s murder. In this story, one of his last Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne interweaves an exciting exploration of the South Pacific with a tale of judicial error reminiscent of the infamous Dreyfus Affair. This Wesleyan edition brings together the first English translation with one of the first detailed critical analyses of the novel, and features all the illustrations from the original 1902 publication.
Nine students from London’s Antillean School receive travel scholarships to visit their island homelands in the Caribbean. Accompanied by their eccentric Latin professor, they set sail on what they expect to be a thrilling educational voyage. Little do they realize that, prior to their arrival on board, their ship had been hijacked by escaped convicts who murdered its original captain and crew. This is the only novel by the legendary Jules Verne that has never been available in English until now. Although ostensibly written for an adolescent audience, its suspense-filled plot, sophisticated narrative style, and critique of European colonialism make it an engrossing read for all ages.
The Mighty Orinoco
Written in 1898, and part of Jules Verne's famous series "Voyages Extraordinaires, " this fantastic tale a young man's search for his father along Venezuela's then-uncharted Orinoco River contains all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific-adventure storyQas well as a unique feminist twist.
The Begum s Millions
When two European scientists unexpectedly inherit an Indian rajah’s fortune, each builds an experimental city of his dreams in the wilds of the American Northwest. France-Ville is a harmonious urban community devoted to health and hygiene, the specialty of its French founder, Dr. François Sarrasin. Stahlstadt, or City of Steel, is a fortress-like factory town devoted to the manufacture of high-tech weapons of war. Its German creator, the fanatically pro-Aryan Herr Schultze, is Verne’s first truly evil scientist. In his quest for world domination and racial supremacy, Schultze decides to showcase his deadly wares by destroying France-Ville and all its inhabitants. Both prescient and cautionary, The Begum’s Millions is a masterpiece of scientific and political speculation and constitutes one of the earliest technological utopia/dystopias in Western literature. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices, and a critical introduction as well as all the illustrations from the original French edition.
Dr Ox s experiment
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Invasion of the Sea
Jules Verne, celebrated French author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, wrote over 60 novels collected in the popular series "Voyages Extraordinaires." A handful of these have never been translated into English, including Invasion of the Sea, written in 1904 when large-scale canal digging was very much a part of the political, economic, and military strategy of the world's imperial powers. Instead of linking two seas, as existing canals (the Suez and the Panama) did, Verne proposed a canal that would create a sea in the heart of the Sahara Desert. The story raises a host of concerns -- environmental, cultural, and political. The proposed sea threatens the nomadic way of life of those Islamic tribes living on the site, and they declare war. The ensuing struggle is finally resolved only by a cataclysmic natural event. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar Arthur B. Evans, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.