The Jules Verne Encyclopedia
Brian Taves & Stephen Michaluk, Jr.
with Edward Baxter, Ray Cartier, Evelyn Copeland, Olivier Dumas and James Iraldi
Foreword by André Laurie
The Jules Verne Encyclopedia utilizes a variety of approaches to reveal the author as a cultural phenomenon whose influence has radiated throughout science and the arts. The authors outline Verne’s life in a critical overview, and in a compilation of autobiographical interviews given to journalists during his lifetime and reprinted here for the first time. Also included is Verne’s controversial novelette, “The Humbug,” a satire of American mores never before published in The United States. A vast and meticulous bibliography compiles information from the collections of individuals, institutions, and archives, along with trade publications and copyright records, tracing the thousands of different editions, retitlings, translations, and abridgments of each of Verne’s over sixty books and numerous short stories, plays, articles, and poems.
Verne is an equally important presence outside of literature,
achieving recognition in hundreds of postage stamps and in Hollywood
adaptations of his stories. Each of these topics is covered in a
detailed chapter. Together, these multiple facets make The Jules Verne
Encyclopedia a research landmark that will fulfill the varying needs
for a general introduction to Verne, suitable for public libraries, as
well as for the specialized information required by scholars,
universities, collectors, philatelists, and cinephiles.
|“The standard reference on this author for all scholars, collectors, and librarians . . . Informative and authoritative, The Jules Verne Encyclopedia is essential reading for all aficionados of Jules Verne and for all who wish an inside glimpse into how the disparate worlds of science, literature, and media were first successfully combined in Western culture.”|
Brian Taves (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a specialist in film history with the Library of Congress. He is a regular contributor to the scholarly Parisian quarterly, Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne, and in 1993 arranged the first English-language translation and publication of Verne’s fairy tale, Adventures of the Rat Family, published by Oxford University Press.
Stephen Michaluk, Jr. (B.A., National-Louis University) is a Navy Program Analyst at the Pentagon. He is a Verne collector extraordinaire with an extensive bibliographic background and one of the most notable and comprehensive personal collections of Verne in the United States.
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