Last updated: February 16, 2022

English Book Sets/Series

On this page are listed various "Sets" of Jules Verne titles. My definition of a Set, is any series of Jules Verne books, where once you have ONE, you want to Collect all the others. So some may not consider some of these a SET, but I do.

NONE of the sets contain ALL Jules Vernes novels, but some come close.

You can jump directly to the sets by following the below links.

NOTE: NOT all the listed sets have a link here (BUT I'm working on it):

Sampson Low Publisher Series (***This is a seperate detailed page - Click on ANY Book***)



Ward, Lock Publisher Series (***This is a seperate detailed page - Click on ANY Book***)



George Munro Seaside Library (***This is a seperate detailed page - Click on ANY Book***)

New Translations of Jules Verne's Works
Walter James Miller Translations
Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers
Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
1998 - 2015

Early Classics of Science Fiction
2002 - 2017

Luath Press Limited
2005 - 2011

The Palik Series
2011 - 2018

George Routledge and Sons, Limited
1876 - Double Volumes

Jules Verne Library

Every Boy's Library (Flowers)

Every Boy's Library (Rectangle)

Every Boy's Library (Diagonal)

Every Boy's Library (in Wraps)

Olive Branch around Gilt Rectangle

Half-Crown Juveniles
Vibrant Blue/Red
Group of Boys

Other Sets

Works of Jules Verne
Vincent Parke and Company

-

Jules Vernes' Works
Uniform Edition - Scribners

Frog/Tadpole Set
R. Worthington

Memorial Edition
P F Collier & Son

Jules Verne Series
Hurst & Company, Publish
ers

Saunterer's Series
James R Osgood and Company

Handy Verne Series
Lee & Shepard

Jules Verne Series
M A Donohue

Hutchinson Series
Hutchinson & Co.

The Home Library Series
A. L. Burt

Climber Series
A. L. Burt

Verne's Famous Books of Adventure
A. L. Burt Company

Fitzroy Edition (hard cover)
Arco Publications - Bernard Hannison - Associated Booksellers

Fitzroy Edition (paperback)
Ace

Panther Books
(paperback)

The Grant Educational Co. Limited, Glascow

Works of Jules Verne-
15 volume set, Vincent Parke and Company

Click to view a Full Description of the Vincent Parke Sets

Works of Jules Verne- a 15 volume set

Vincent Parke and Company,
New York and London (1911)
Edited by Charles F. Horne, Ph. D.

Full Works of Jules Verne Description

(The description at the front of each volume indicates he was 
"Professor of English, College of the City of New York; Author of The Technique of the Novel, etc.") 
This set does not contain ALL the books and stories written by Jules Verne. The following explaination for the stories chosen for this set is taken from the preface about Jules Verne in volume 1 written by Charles F. Horne:  
"... Yet, in no spirit of unfairness, we must admit that Jules Verne's claim upon the Academy rather decreased with added years. Most of his later books by no means equal his earlier ones. A man over seventy may well be pardoned if he no longer writes with the fresh fancy and confident vigor of thirty-five. To present all Verne's later work to American readers would be fair neither to the fame of the author nor to the pocket of the public. Therefore a labor of selection has been necessary. All the works that have made Jules Verne beloved, all that present his imaginary inventions, his prophecies of the future, every work that honest critics have though worth preserving, is included in this edition. It presents not only those books crowned by the French Academy, but all those crowned by the verdict of that final judge, that best of judges when long years run full, that judge to whom all our work must be submitted in the end, the general public.  
To them this work is dedicated.  
Charles F. Horne

Jules Verne's Works, Uniform Edition

Jules Verne's Works
Uniform Edition
/ Uniform Binding

Charles Scribner's Sons
New York
Full Uniform Edition Description

This series, in a Red binding contains 14 volumes,
all are published in 8vo and are illustrated:

  1. Around the World in 80 Days
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  3. Michael Strogoff
  4. A Floating City and the Blockade Runners
  5. Hector Servadac
  6. Dick Sands
  7. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  8. The Mysterious Island
  9. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours, Twenty Minutes; and a Journey Around It
  10. Steam House
  11. Giant Raft
  12. The Exploration of the World: Famous Travels and Travellers
  13. The Exploration of the World: The Great Navigators
  14. Exploration of the World: The Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

Various printings

1886 - identified on title page as Uniform Edition

1904, 1906, 1908
no series name on title page, but on a page before the title, says Jules Verne's Works, 14 volumes in uniform binding

George Routledge and Sons, Limited (external link: History and Identifying date of Routledge books or internal PDF copy)



Routledge 1875/1876 Double Volumes
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Many (All?) of these double volumes have a catalogue in the back, dated August 1875, and the title pages are dated 1876!

The titles seen in this "seires" are:

  1. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (Variant B)
  2. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    & Five Weeks in a Balloon
  3. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  4. ...

Half-Crown Juveniles
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

This is a Set with Matching covers. The name of the series is a guess based on the Catalogue that is in the back of the Journey to the Centre volume.
I have not yet seen any of the other titles in the Catalogue with this cover.

Books in this Series include:

  1. Fur Country (1879 & Undated) - (Coll. AN - undated)
  2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Five Weeks in a Balloon
  3. Adventures of Captain Hatteras - unseen
  4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - unseen




Jules Verne Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Some of the volumes dated 1887, the others are not dated.
One noted inscribed 1885

Noted in Red and Gray and brown

This set Includes:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  3. The Field of Ice
  4. The English at the North Pole
  5. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  6. Round the World in Eighty Days
  7. A Floating City and The Blockade Runners
  8. Voyage Round the World - New Zealand
  9. Voyage Round the World - Australia
  10. Voyage Round the World - S. America
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Part 1
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Part 2
  13. The Fur Country - Part 1 (inscr 1885)
  14. The Fur Country - Part 2
    (Only difference externally between part 1 and 2 is 1* or 2** below title on spine!)
  15. Three Russians and Three Englishmen
  16. ...

Most do not have illustrations, although two have illustrations on the title page, and one volume has several illustrations. Set of 14 hardcovers

5 x 7 inches.




Group of Boys Series
George Routledge and Sons

Publisher address:
Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London
Glascow, Manchester, and New York

Based on above address NOT saying limited, the date is circa 1889-1890

The floral cover on this series (set) has a group of 3 men in the lowwer right corner of the cover. The boys are finely dressed, and have a cricket bat, and a fishing rod, and a fishing basket.

Titles in this set are:

  1. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
  2. The Fur Country
  3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Broadway, Ludgate Hill
London, Glascow, Manchester, and New York
(aprox 1890-1900)

ed: I own 1 inscribed Xmas 1894

Described in the catalogue in the back of 1 book:
Books by Jules Verne. 1s. each. Cloth

This is a series of hard cover books. They measure a small 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 inches, and have yellow and red flowers on the cover (ed: I like to call it the Pansy series! though I know they are not pansys!).

Some of the books have the publishers catalog printed on the end papers.
- English at the North Pole, 2 variations seen.
1) Adverts as endpapers, NO illustration
2) Blank endpapers, 1 illustration, the Frontice

I have seen covers in Red, Blue, Grey and Green

The only illustration is on the title page (Voyage Round the World volumes) OR as the Frontice.

The series contains the following 15 volumes (consisting of 10 Verne stories): 

  1. Adventures of Three Englishment and Three Russians
  2. English at the North Pole - 1 illustr - inscr 1894 - Coll. AN(x2)
  3. Field of Ice - Coll AN
  4. Five Weeks in a Balloon - Coll. AN
  5. From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon - Coll. AN
  6. A Floating City & The |Blockade Runners
  7. The Fur Country, Part 1 - Coll. AN(x2)
  8. The Fur Country, Part 2 
  9. Journey to the Centre of the Earth 
  10. Round the World in Eighty Days - Coll. AN
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1 
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2 
  13. A Voyage Round the World - South America - Coll. AN
  14. A Voyage Round the World - Australia - Coll. AN
  15. A Voyage Round the World - New Zealand - inscr 1894 - Coll. AN

NOTE: See Above... The Fur Country Part 1, has been observed with 2 cover variations:
  1. With "Part 1" printed on the cover below "The Fur Country" and with "Vol. 1" on the spine
  2. With NO part indication on the cover, BUT the spine has 1 *, below the title


Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York

Titles seen in this series include:

  1. A Floating City - 1876
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1876
  3. Round the World in Eighty Days - 1879
  4. English at the North Pole - 1876
  5. Three Russians and Three Englishmen - nd
  6. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  7. ...




Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York
circa 1880

George Routledge and Sons
Broadway, Ludgate Hill
New York; 9, Lafayette Place
London

Titles seen in this series:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  3. Round the World in Eighty Days
  4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  5. A Voyage Round the World: South America
  6. A Voyage Round the World: Australia
  7. A Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
  8. The Field of Ice
  9. ...

Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York

in wraps

Circa 1889

Titles seen in this series:

  • Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Voyage Round the World: South America
  • Voyage Round the World: Australia
  • Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
  • ...




Note: the Leaves on the above back cover go the opposite direction of 20k!!!


Olive Branch
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York

nd, but seen inscribed 1890, 1892, and Dec 25, 1893

Circa 1890

Titles seen in this series:

  • The Field of Ice
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  • Three Englishmen and Three Russians
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • ...




Frog-Tadpole Series
R. Worthington, 750 Broadway

Published 1880 - (MDCCCLXXX on title page)

This is not really a series, but 3 different titles, with the exact same "odd" cover, to me makes a "Set"!!!

Titles in this Set:

  1. Around the World in Eighty Days
  2. The Mysterious Island
  3. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Memorial Edition
The Best Novels of Jules Verne

nd - seen inscribed 1905

P F Collier & Son
New York

Titles include:

  1. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  2. From the Earth to the Moon
  3. The Mysterious Island (?)
  4. Tour of the World in Eighty Days
  5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea









Jules Verne Series
Hurst & Company, Publishers,
New York (aprox 1909/1910)

This is a series of hard cover books. They measure 5 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 inches. The binding is beige with orange, yellow and black trim.

Also noted in Brown, Red and Blue!!!

The cover art, is an explorer, in yellow, wearing a pithe helmet, gazing through binoculars, and carrying a rifle. He is looking at  a sailing ship, and there is a bag of gold at his feet! The spine shows the same explorer. 
The title on the spine has been noted in Gold and in Black. 
Only 1 book in the Series is Illustrated.

Ed: The ONLY volume with illustrations is Floating Island, BUT the illustration index is OVER ambitious. Only about 1 in 3 illustrations is present, despite and index that indicates FULLY illustrated.

These books appeared with Dustjackets.

The Book list on the back of the Title Page says:
"Jules Verne Series, Uniform with this Volume By Jules Verne"

The following are the 8 titles in the series as per the list on reverse of the Title Page:

  1. Adventures of a Special Correspondent in Central Asia - Coll AN
  2. Astounding Adventures Amoung the Comets - Coll AN - misprint
  3. Facing the Flag - Coll AN- rough
  4. Floating Island (Illustrated) - Coll AN
  5. From the Earth to the Moon - Coll AN - inscr Xmas 1909
  6. Mysterious Island - Coll AN - Dark Tan - poor
  7. Tour of the World in Eighty Days - Coll AN - Inscr Xmas 1910
  8. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

This enlargement from the Dustjacket, confirms the 8 Jules Verne Books,
in what Hurst calls "Hurst's Books for Boys"

A L Burt
The Home Library Series

Similarly bound red covers

Titles seen in this series:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  3. Tour of the World in Eighty Days
  4. 800 Leagues on the Amazon
  5. Mysterious Island
  6. Michael Strogoff
  7. ...

This series is NOT just Jules Verne books!

A L Burt
Explorers Climbing Cliff Series

Ed:my name for this series!

A.L Burt Company Publishers
52-58 Duane Street, New York

This series does not seem to have a name

The volumes have no date printed, but one has been observed with a 1912 inscription.

I assume that the titles in this cover design from AL Burt matches the list of titles in the below "Jules Verne Series" by A L Burt, since there is a climber on the top right of the below cover!

Books noted in this series are:

  1. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Image courtesy of James Keeline


ABOVE is the Dustjacket

Jules Verne Series
Verne's Famous Books of Adventure

Circa 1920s

A. L. Burt Company
114-120 East 23rd St., New York
(according to the DustJacket)

The books were published with a dustjacket.

There is no date printed, but inscribed dates of 1922 & 1923 observed.

The Dustjacket looks like this:

The covers below the dustjacket look like this:

Titles viewed include (AND are all shown in this entry):

  1. Dick Sand
  2. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  3. From the Earth to the Moon
  4. Michael Strogoff
  5. The Mysterious Island
  6. Tour of the World in 80 Days
  7. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

**Note, only the above 7 titles are listed on the back of the Dustjacket!

All Images courtesy of James Keeline

'Wasp' Edition (Ed Note: my designation)
Butler Brothers

New York and Chicago (aprox 1887/1888)

Series of hard cover books. They measure 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 1 inch. The bindings I have seen are in brown and red. The cover and spine art contain a maple leaf, and in addition, the cover has 2 'wasps' and the word 'edition', along with fancy 'scrolls'. I do not know the actual titles in the series, but I know of the following: 

-Mysterious Island 
-Tour of the World in 80 Days 
-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
-The Fur Country 
 


Alta Edition
Porter and Coates, Philadelphia

The bindings are brown or gold in colour.
There are 2 variations shown
1) with "ALTA EDITION" inside a square on top of a "leaf" design
2) with "ALTA EDITION" inside a script design (this variant is less common)

The titles I know of are the  following:

  • At the North Pole
  • Twenty Thousand Leauges Under the Sea
  • Underground City
  • Desert of Ice 

Franklin Edition (Version 1)
Square design with bees.

Books in this series are:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
,,,

Franklin Edition (Version 2)
Round design

Books in this series include:
Five Weeks in a Balloon
The Giant Raft
...

Hurst and Co., New York
Arlington Edition



Saunterer's Series
James R Osgood
Boston

The books were published between 1873 and 1875. The title pages ARE dated.

Books in the series:

  1. Doctor Ox - 1874 - 1st US Ed.
  2. Doctor Ox - Hybrid - 1874 Text Block, Black on Cover
  3. Doctor Ox - 1875, Black on Cover
  4. The Tour of the World in Eighty Days - 1873 - 1st US Ed.
  5. The Tour of the World in Eighty Days - 1874, still Gilt
  6. The Wreck of the Chancellor - 1875 - 1st US Ed.






Handy Verne Series
Lee & Shepard, Boston

1877

The front cover repeats the same design on the back cover, with the title, author's name and the St. Michel embossed in red on black cloth.

Also seen in Blue, Brown and Grey Cloth.

These books are the same size as the "Saunterer Series" published by J R Osgood.. This is due to the fact, that Lee and Shepard obtained the plates for all three titles from Albert Moss, who had purchased them from Osgood in the sale of 1875

Books in the series:

  1. Around the World in Eighty Days - 1877 - NOT Hybrid - Black&Red
  2. Around the World in Eighty Days - 1881 - NOT Hybrid
  3. A Winter in the Ice - 1877 - NOT Hybrid - Black&Red
  4. A Winter in the Ice - 1881 - NOT Hybrid - Brown
  5. Wreck of the Chancellor - 1875/1877 - Hybrid
    Osgood Text Block, Lee & Shepard Cover
    Black&Red, Blue & Brown seen



Hutchinson Series
Hutchinson and Company, London

1890s - copies inscribed 1891 & 1893

Red and Green covers with images from Verne's novels (Albatross, Giant Raft, Ice scene, ...)
Title on gilt background on some, and plain background on others.

Books in the series:

  1. English at the North Pole
  2. Desert of Ice
  3. Five Weeks in a Balloon
    & A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  4. Captain Hatteras; or The English at the North Pole
    & A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  5. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  6. Round the World in Eighty Days
  7. ...

1891 inscription observed by Glenn Gretlund





Below, strangely, this WWI era DustJacket has been seen used on this series!

Jules Verne Series
circa 1901 to 1910

M A Donohue & Co. Chicago

The company name "M A Donohue and Company" was adopted in 1901

The cover depicts 2 men in a balloon.

Cover is green with black and cream highlights,
OR brown/tan with black and orange highlights
OR Green/Yellow with black and NO added colour

The series came in a matching dustjacket, but it is rare to find. There is an ad for the Jules Verne Series on the back of the DustJacket

There are 12 books in the Series as per the back of the DustJacket

These include:

  1. Claudius Bombarnac
  2. The Cryptogram - Coll. AN (green)
  3. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon - Coll. AN (green)
  4. Floating Islands (sic) - Not Seen! Does it exist?
  5. From the Earth to the Moon - Coll. AN(dj)
  6. Michael Strogoff - Coll. AN - inscribed 1911
  7. Mysterious Island
  8. Round the Moon - Coll. AN (tan below)
  9. Ticket No. "9672"
  10. Tour of the World in Eighty Days - Coll. AN (green)
  11. A Trip Around the World in a Flying machine - Coll. AN
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Coll. AN(dj)

Re the 3 above Binding variations:

  • The Green copy is the most common.
    The Title is in White, and the Spine Title is Gilt. (but sometimes White!!)
    The cover disc is cream/peach.
  • The Tan/Olive cover is not as common.
    The Title is in White and the Spine Title is White.
    The cover disc is orange.
  • The lighter Green/Tan/Yellow cover is a cheaper edition.
    The Title is in Brown/Black, and the Spine Title is Brown/Black.
    There is NO cover disc!!! BUT the "Flag" outlline remains in Black, despite the disc not being present!
    The same image, with no disc is on the DustJacket
  • DustJackets have been noted on all THREE variations.
Check out the below 3 spine variants for
Claudius Bombarnac!
Variant 2

This has the common Green binding, with:

  • Title in White on the Spine.
  • Discs on the SPine are Cream/Peach
  • Donohue at base of Spine is in Cream/Peach
Variant 1

This has the common Green binding with:

  • Title in Gilt on the Spine.
  • Discs on the SPine are Cream/Peach
  • Donohue at base of Spine is in Cream/Peach
Variant 3

This has the common Green binding with:

  • Title in Gilt on the Spine.
  • Discs on the Spine are light Green!
  • Donohue at base of Spine is missing!
Variant 2
Variant 1
Variant 3
Note: disregard the colour variation and the location of the dirigible, as that is due to variations in the photo angle.
Archipelago on Fire

The Green Ray

North Against South

The Will of an Eccentric

The Grant Educational Co., Limited

Glascow Book Saloons,
91 and 93 Union Street.
Glascow


These books, do not have a date on the title page. They are circa 1900 - 1915 (one seen inscribed 1913)
Each is bound in in a faux leather binding with "JV" in intials on the rounded edge cover in gilt, and on the title page.
Illustrated, and gilt edges all round.

Maroon, Blue, Green (and red?) seen.

My guess is that it "might" be a memorial edition, published around the time of Jules Verne's death (1905). No way to confirm that at the moment.

The titles in this series identified so far are:

  1. Archipelago on Fire
  2. The Green Ray
  3. The Lottery Ticket
  4. Mathias Sandorf - Part 1
  5. Mathias Sandorf - Part 2
  6. North Against South
  7. The Will of an Eccentric

Fitzroy Edition: I O Evans Editor
(hard cover)
1958 - 197x

Arco Publications, London
Bernard Hannison, London
Associated Booksellers, Westport Connecticut

Full Fitzroy Edition Description

Series titles include:

l. Adrift in the Pacific (pt 1: Two Years Vacation)
2. Among the Cannibals (pt 2: Children of Captain Grant)
3. Anomalous Phenomena (pt 1: Hector Servadac) 
4. Around the World in 80 Days
5. At the North Pole  (pt 1: Captain Hatteras) 
6. Begum's Fortune (aka: 500 Millions of the Begum)
7. Black Diamonds (aka: Child of the Cavern)
8. Burbank the Northerner (pt 1: North Against South)
9. Carpathian Castle
10. Chancellor (aka: Wreck of the Chancellor)
11. City in the Sahara  (pt 2: Barsac Mission)
12. Claim on Forty Mile Creek  (pt 1: Golden Volcano)
13. Clipper of the Clouds
14. The Cryptogram (pt 2: Jangada/Giant Raft) 
15. Danube Pilot 
16. Demon of Cawnpore  (pt 1: Steam House) 
17. Down the Amazon  (pt 1: Jangada/Giant Raft)
18. Drama in Livonia 
19. Dropped from the Clouds  (pt 1: Mysterious Island)
20. Dr Ox and Other Stories
21. End of the Journey (pt 2: Thompson and Company, Agents)
22. Five Weeks in a Balloon
23. Flight to France
24. A Floating City
25. Flood and Flame  (pt 2: Golden Volcano) 
26. For the Flag
27. From the Earth to the Moon 
28. Green Ray + The Blockade Runners 
29. Homeward Bound  (pt 2: Hector Servadac) 
30. Hunt for the Meteor  (aka: Chase of the Golden Meteor)
31. Into the Abyss  (pt 2: Family Without a Name)
32. Into the Niger Bend  (pt 1: Barsac Mission)
33. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
34. Leader of the Resistance  (pt 1: Family Without a Name)
35. Masterless Man  (pt 1: Survivors of the Jonathan)
36. Master of the World
37. Measuring a Meridian  (aka: Adventures of 3 Englishmen...) 
38. Michael Strogoff 
39. Mysterious Document  (pt 1: Children of Captain Grant)
40. Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym  (aka: Sphinx of the Icefields)
41. Package Holiday  (pt 1: Thompson and Company, Agents) 
42. Propeller Island  (aka: Floating Island) 
43. The Purchase of the North Pole 
44. Round the Moon 
45. Salvage from the Cynthia  (aka: Wreck of the Cynthia)
46. School for Crusoes  (aka: School for Robinsons) 
47. Sea Serpent  (aka: Tales of Jean-Marie Cabidoulin)
48. Second Year Ashore  (pt 2: Two Years Vacation) 
49. Secret of the Island  (pt of 2 Mysterious Island) 
50. Secret of Wilhelm Storitz 
51. Show on Ice (pt 2: Caesar Cascabel) 
52. Southern Star Mystery 
53. Sun in Eclipse  (pt 1: Fur Country) 
54. Texar the Southerner (pt 2: North Against South)
55. Through the Bering Straight (pt 2: Fur Country) 
56. Tigers and Traitors (pt 2: Steam House) 
57. Travelling Circus (pt 1: Caesar Cascabel) 
58. Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman 
59. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 
60. Unwilling Dictator  (pt 2: Castaways of the Jonathan)
61. Village in the Treetops
62. Wilderness of Ice  (pt 2: Captain Hatteras)
63. Yesterday and Tomorrow

Fitzroy Edition: I O Evans Editor
(paperback)

Full Fitzroy Edition Description

A Complete Set includes these 10 titles:

  1. Begum's Fortune
  2. Carpathian Castle
  3. City in the Sahara
  4. Demon of Cawnpore
  5. For the Flag
  6. Hunt for the Meteor
  7. Into the Niger Bend
  8. Tigeers and Traitors
  9. Village in the Treetops
  10. Yesterday and Tomorrow



Fitzroy Edition: I O Evans Editor

Ed: I suppose I would call this the U.K. version of the Ace paperbacks!

Panther Books Ltd.
108 Brompton Road, London, S.W.3.

Printed in Great Britan by Cox and Wyman Ltd.,
London, Reading and Fakeham

Books in this Series:

  1. Carpathian Castle
  2. Black Diamonds
  3. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  4. The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym
  5. Propeller Island
  6. Wilhelm Storitz

NEW FAITHFUL TRANSLATIONS OF JULES VERNE'S WORKS BELOW

*** Very important LANDMARK in the history of Jules Verne translations and appreciation


Walter James Miller Translations
Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers

In 1976 and 1978, Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, published 2 volumes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Freom the Earth to the Moon, which were LANDMARK books that brought to the publics attention the disservice that was made to Jules Verne by poor translations.

They have been republished and updated a few times:

These are the Walter James Miller translations:

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1976 Hardcover-DJ)
    Thomas Y. Crowell Publisher
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1977-8 Paperback)
    Meridian - New American Library
  3. From the Earth to the Moon (1978 Hardcover-DJ)
    Thomas Y. Crowell Publisher
  4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1993 Hardcover-DJ)
    with Frederick Paul Walter - US Naval Institue Press
  5. From the Earth to the Moon (1995 Hardcover-DJ)
    Updated Edition - Gramercy Books

Notes on Dustjacket: of the 1976 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been in print in English for more than a century, but only now, with the appearance of this restored and annotated version, is it possible for the English-reading audience to appreciate the true greatness of this classic novel.
By comparing the standard translation from which almost all current editions of this book are derived against Verne's original French text, Walter James Miller has made a series of remarkable discoveries that put this novel -- and Verne himself -- in a totally new light. The standard translation, it is now revealed, amounted to a literary hatchet job: The full text of the book, as presented here, is some 23 percent longer than the version which most readers are familiar. Just as important: Virtually all the scientific and other errors that dot the standard text, and which sharp-eyed critics have delighted in finding, now turn out to have been the translator's fault, not Verne's.
Jules Verne did not say that Ned land could light a fire by holding a lentil up to the sun. A lentil? Consider how many millions of readers have puzzled over that. Acutally Ned used a lentille, meaning in French either the vegetable or a lens -- and the "translator" somehow managed to make the wrong choice!
Jules Verne did not make the mistake (as accused in a famous attack in Galaxy Magazine_ of implying that steel is lighter than water. In reality, he said the density of the plates of Captain Nemo's submarine, the Nautilus, was "seven and eight-tenths that of water," not, as the standard stranslation has it, ".7 to .8" of water.
Jules Verne did not confuse "channels" and "canals," "degrees" and "Date," "bell" and "clock," etc., etc., etc.
Science-fiction fans, in other words, owe the Founding Father a great big appology!
Jules Verne -- as the complete, annotated text makes abundantly clear -- is also a far better, more sophisticated writer than a reader of the standard translation could ever guess. Besides making one scientific blooper after another, the original translator, a British parson, omitted many superb scenes, cut out important passages of background information and characterization, mangled the author's best jokes, and soft-pedaled Verne's political and philisophical views, with which the parson and his collaborator (Miller's detective work suggests a helping hand) seemingly disagreed.
For years, while Vernehas been dismissed in the English-speaking world as a children's author, Continental Europeans -- readers and critics alike -- have taken him more seriously. Now we can see why. Verne was an astute psychologist, who created his characters out of flesh and blood, not cardboard, as is usually thought. Moreover, it now appears his social thinking was as advanced as his scientific ideas. In an imperialistic age, Verne was concerned not only with the treatment of primitive peoples, but with the burgeoning power of what today we call the military-industrial comples; Nemo himself lives out the principles of philosophical anarchism. Verne also foresaw the smoldering of French seperatism in Canada, the rebirth of China, and the rise of the American Goliath -- allthis in addition to his scientific prophecies, ranging from the use of electric "stun guns" to the ecological problems that would be caused by hunting the whale and other sea creatures to extinction.
The complete, restored text of this edition has been supplemented by a foreward intriducing Berne and sketching his life, by an afterward in which his work is reappraised, and by some 600 annotations. The latter include notes on the translator's omissions; on the restored passages; on topical and scientific references in the novel; on Verne's autobiographical references; on his literary maneuvers and relations with other writers. Among the 150 illustrations are 23 from the original French edition.
The full text of this classic work, as presented here is this annotated edition, is in every way a fuller, richer, more rewarding novel than the crudely abridged translation, so long presented in its place. It is a veritable feast, one that will delight all readers -- new ones who never read Verne bfore, as well as legions of established Verne fans, who will now enjoy him more than ever.
Walter James Miller -- writer, critic, radio interviewer, poet -- is a professor at New York University."

1998-2015
Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series

University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln and London

Series titles include:

  1. The Chase of the Golden Meteor (1998)
  2. The Meteor Hunt (2006)
  3. Lighthouse at the End of the World (2007)
  4. The Golden Volcano (2008)
  5. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz (2011)
  6. Magellania (2013)
  7. The Self-Propelled island (2015)

according to University of Nebraska Press website: "We are no longer accepting submissions for this series, which is inactive."

2002-2017
Early Classics of Science Fiction

Wesleyan University Press
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

Full Early Classics of Science Fiction (Jules Verne Titles) Description

Series titles include:
  1. The Mysterious Island
  2. Invasion of the Sea
  3. The Mighty Orinoco
  4. The Begum's Millions
  5. Kip Brothers
  6. Travel Scholarships
  7. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  8. Robur the Conqueror

2005-2011
Luath Press Limited

This may not really be considered a "series" BUT The Luath Press Ltd, has been publishing NEW translations of Jules Verne books related to Scotland, so I am including it here.

Luath Press Limited
343/2 Castlehill
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2ND,
Scotland

Full Luath Press Ltd Verne Books Description

Series titles include:

  1. The Undergouond City, Set underneath Lock Katrine (2005)
    translated by Sarah Crozier (Title listing)
  2. The Green Ray, Set in Argyll and the Inner Hebrides (2009)
    translated by Karen Loukes
  3. The Blockade Runners, Set in Glascow and Charleston (2017)
    translated by Karen Loukes
  4. Jules Verne's Scotland, In Fact and Fiction (2011) by Ian Thompson

2011 to 2018
The Palik Series

published by BearManor Media
Albany, Georgia
Edited by Brian Taves

Full Palik Series Description

Series titles include:

  1. The Marriage of a Marquis
  2. Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
  3. Mr. Chimp and Other Plays
  4. The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution
  5. Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony
  6. Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
  7. Bandits & Rebels
  8. Golden Danube
  9. A Priest in 1835
  10. The Castles of California
  11. Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays
  12. Worlds Known and Unknown

 
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