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Re: Rereading Bombarnac

From: (wrong string) ík <jan.rychlik~at~seznam.cz>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 22:31:19 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

Dear Garmt,

> I must say that the descriptions of the Chinese part of the itinerary are
> a bit less vibrant than usual with Verne. Much of the landscape and of the
> cities are only described very briefly, and they're not really used for
> the plot. It feels as if Verne was not quite so familiar with this region,
> and couldn't find many sources about it.

This reminds me the Beau Danube Jaune. But in that novel werner Verne occasionaly tries to plant the story on the geography, the result being grotesque. So Bombarnac is not that bad since not to use geography in the plot is far better than misuse it. Actually, there is a span of a decade between the two novels.


Jan Rychlik

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