Three plays are published in this volume: “Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours,” “Les Enfants du capitaine Grant” and “Michel Strogoff.”
The three volumes (only 30 copies) of the Manuscrits nantais were published by the Municipality of Nantes more than ten years after having bought Jules Verne’s manuscripts from the Verne family in 1978 (around eight millions French Francs). The objective of the publication was to strengthen the copyright of the Ville de Nantes onto these manuscripts (most of them never published before). This publication was a quick transcription from the manuscripts into a computerized text processing system, without considering Verne’s own corrections and modifications and therefore is not accurate nor reliable.
The following plays are published in volume 1:
The following plays are published in volume 2: