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Re: The real voice of Jules Verne?

From: Garmt de Vries <G.deVries~at~phys.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:13:33 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, Peter Harold wrote:

> I did in earlier posting rised the question about recordings of Jules
> Verne. After this april joke, there seems not to be any recordings left,
> if any at all was made.

Volker wrote in the German JV forum that Jules Verne's stepdaughter said,
around 1936, that no audio or film recordings of JV existed (as far as she
knew). Indeed, it seems very unlikely that any recording will show up,
but: never say never...

> But is it known anything about the voice of Jules Verne?

It is described as soft and friendly. When he toured the Low Countries in
1887, giving readings of Raton, people complained that they could hardly
hear him, and that he was very difficult to understand. The way I
described Verne's voice in my earlier announcement is how I think it
sounded, at least after his 60th or so anniversary.

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