The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz

The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz

The First English Translation of Verne's Original Manuscript

by Jules Verne and Peter Schulman

Paperback Publication Date: 01/04/2011

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Widely rumored to exist, then circulated in a corrupt form, Jules Verne's final and arguably most daring and hauntingly beautiful novel-his own "invisible man"-appears here for the first time in a faithful translation. Readers of English can rediscover the pleasures of Verne's storytelling in its original splendor and enjoy a virtually unknown gem of action, adventure, and style from a master of French literature.

Wilhelm Storitz, the son of a famous Prussian scientist (and possessor of his father's secrets-even, perhaps, a formula that confers invisibility), vows revenge on the family that has denied him the love of his life, Myra Roderich. Wilhelm's actions on the eve of Myra's wedding unfold in a surprising and sinister way, leading to an ending that will astonish the reader. Like many works left unpublished when Jules Verne died, The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz was prepared and edited by his son, Michel. After a century of obscurity, this unique work in Verne's oeuvre is finally in the hands of readers, in a fine, authentic translation.
ISBN:
9780803234840
9780803234840
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-04-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
203x135x18mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

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