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The Meteor Hunt

The First English Translation of Verne"s Original Manuscript (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

by Jules Verne

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science Fiction - General,
  • Nonfiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Science Fiction,
  • Science Fiction,
  • Classics,
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFrederick Paul Walter (Editor, Translator), Walter James Miller (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7905368M
    ISBN 100803246773
    ISBN 109780803246775
    OCLC/WorldCa64592174

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The Meteor Hunt marks the first English translation from Jules Vernes own text of his delightfully satirical and visionary novel.

While other, questionable versions of the novel have appearedmainly, a significantly altered text by Vernes son Michel and translations of itthis edition showcases the original work as Verne wrote it/5.

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Despite being book-ended by rigorous literary scholarship—in addition to the polemical foreword there are notes, an afterword, and an annotated bibliography—The Meteor Hunt is a charming novel, and the translators have gone to great lengths to keep it authentic and fun.

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The Meteor Hunt is not helped greatly by the translation either, which -- like the otherwise useful endnotes -- tries far too hard for a folksy tone. In their supporting material Walter and Miller do offer some helpful guidance, and their emphasis on this being a book about marriage -- and a reflection of Verne's own attitudes, informed by his.

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Jules Verne, sometimes called the Father of Science Fiction, is the author of many other famous sci-fi novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.

The Meteor Hunt, a translation of La Chasse au météore, is a work of the foremost literary importance, both within and outside its is one of the best Verne translations I have read (in over nearly forty years of reading Verne), filled with idioms vividly conveyed in a modern manner that reveals the experience of the team of noted Verne translators Frederick Paul.

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While other, questionable versions of the novel have.The Meteor Hunt: The First English Translation Of Verne's Original Manuscript () About book: As minor Verne goes, this is one of the better ones I have read lately.

Verne's usually feeble humor ismore effective because it is more logically tied into the plot. Two rival American astronomers find a meteor which goes into orbit around the earth.