Jules Verne Forum



Re: 20,000 L

From: Brian Taves <btav~at~loc.gov>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 18:06:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~math.technion.ac.il>

On Sun, 5 Apr 1998, swati dasgupta wrote:

> On the other hand a chapter on the British occupation of India in The
> Steam House has not, as far as I know, been translated.

I believe this chapter was contained, although possibly in abbreviated
form, in the original translation, accompanied by a note apologizing for
its content. However, the chapter was eliminated entirely from the 1960s
"Fitzroy" version by the censorious Englishman I.O. Evans--demonstrating
how the adjustment of Verne's political views has continued in modern

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