Jules Verne Forum



Re: Myths

From: Ariel Perez <aprod00~at~hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:37:11 +0000
To: jvf~at~Gilead.org.il

Hi Garmt:

Good idea. I fully support it. I would add to the list:

- The myth dealing with Verne as a man who didn't travel to any country.
Actually it is said he wrote all his books based only in his imagination,
without going abroad.
- The myth about the inscription in his tomb ("Vers l'immortalité...").
Actually, everybody knows this is the name of the sculpture.
- The legend about his jewish origin.
- The legend about his visits to some European and American countries he
never visited.

What about adding this question to the JV FAQ?


>From: Garmt de Vries <G.deVries~at~phys.uu.nl>
>Reply-To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
>To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
>Subject: Myths
>Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:15:43 +0200 (CEST)
>Hi all,
>During discussions at the Mondial, and from the many newspaper articles
>that are appearing right now, I noticed that quite a few legends concerning
>Jules Verne are still floating around. I thought it would be nice to
>prepare a web page a la "Myth busters" that tries to debunk all the rubbish
>stories, and also to indicate how, when and where the legends originated. A
>very rough draft, just to give you an idea of what I have in mind, can be
>found at http://www.phys.uu.nl/~gdevries/myths/
>These are just some quick note I jotted down, and at some point I'll
>elaborate more on each of them.
>Suggestions for more myths and legends are welcome. I can't promise I'll
>add them straight away (many other things on my hands), but if the myth is
>sufficiently widespread, I'll address it eventually.

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