|This entry is NOT in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia
Captain Hardizan (1905)
The American Weekly
(the Sunday Supplement to the Boston American Newspaper)
August 6, 1905 and Aug 13, 1905
-This important find was made by Victor A. Berch (Librarian emeritus (former Special Collections Librarian) of Brandeis University and literary detective) in the summer of 1999. Up until this discovery this work was considered to have never been translated into English!
It is important to note that the text is not an accurate translation,
and the translator took liberties with the story (ala Hollywood romance!)
None-the-less, it is an important find that has taken 94 years to uncover...
Note: The Boston American is a newspaper founded by William Randolph Hearst.
The American Weekly was a Sunday supplement started around 1900, and also appeared with the New York Journal. (see Express of the Future)
The supplement "...often had sensational scientific or pseudo-scientific articles about interplanetary speculations and other provocative subjects"