Jules Verne Forum



Re: Myths

From: nejat bayramoglu <neckobay~at~ttnet.net.tr>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 22:16:50 +0300
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

Dear Garmt,

I also think it's a very good idea and as Ariel Perez proposes it should be
included in the FAQ after the work reaches a satisfactory point.

In this context I have a question:

In a couple of essays written on Verne in Turkish, the writers assert that
he had visited Istanbul before writing Keraban, but they don't mention a

As far as I know Verne didn't visit Istanbul, but I can't be sure because my
knowledge is limited.

Is there any mention of this supposed visit in any of the biographies?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Garmt de Vries" <G.deVries~at~phys.uu.nl>
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: Myths

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Garmt.
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