The Secret Of Wilhelm Storitz The First English Translation of Verne's Original Manuscript (Paperback)
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|Translation of: Le secret de Wilhelm Storitz.|
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Widely rumored to exist, then circulated in a corrupt form, Jules Verne’s final and arguably most daring and hauntingly beautiful novelhis own invisible man”appears here for the first time in a faithful translation. Readers of English can rediscover the pleasures of Verne’s storytelling in its original splendor and enjoy a virtually unknown gem of action, adventure, and style from a master of French literature.||
Wilhelm Storitz, the son of a famous Prussian scientist (and possessor of his father’s secretseven, perhaps, a formula that confers invisibility), vows revenge on the family that has denied him the love of his life, Myra Roderich. Wilhelm’s actions on the eve of Myra’s wedding unfold in a surprising and sinister way, leading to an ending that will astonish the reader.
Like many works left unpublished when Jules Verne died, The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz was prepared and edited by his son, Michel. After a century of obscurity, this unique work in Verne’s oeuvre is finally in the hands of readers, in a fine, authentic translation.|
The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz: The First English Translation of Verne's Original Manuscript by Jules Verne - Book Review
By: Tim Gebhart Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/26/2011 7:38 PM
|Tell someone you're reading a Jules Verne novel, and they naturally assume you are reading a classic work Verne published a century ago. But with the The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz, they would be wrong. Although Verne hoped for it to be published before his death, The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz is among roughly half a dozen novels and a short story collection published after he died. The problem is Verne's son rewrote many of them, recasting plots and adding characters. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz is emblematic of this. When first published, Verne's son placed the story in the 18th century rather than the 19th and changed the ending....read the full review|
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