En Magellanie - 1997 - Jules Verne

Magellania - 2002 - Jules Verne

(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne

Re Biblio:
[EM] = En Magellanie -
Original as written by Jules Verne
[NJ] = Les naufragés du Jonathan - as modified by Michel Verne (1909)

Penned in 1897 but never published while Verne was alive, En Magellanie was completely rewritten by his son Michel and published posthumously in 1909 under the title Les naufragés du Jonathan, while the origina manuscript disappeared.

In 1977 the great Vernian scholar Piero Gondolo della Riva discovered the original manuscript in the Hetzel family archives.
This first English translation, 2002, shows Magellania to be a unique, forceful novel that widens the scope of Verne's literary legacy and distinguishes itself in Verne's somber, philosophical questioning of society, religion, nature and man as he neared the end of his life.

Alternate English Titles:

**These translations  were based on the the book Les naufragés du Jonathan, which, though published under Jules Verne's name in 1909, was extensively re-written by Michel Verne, Jules Verne's son! 
Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Kaw-djer is the name given to a man with an unknown past who lives in the region called Magellania (the Straights of Magellan). Kaw-djer's motto is: "Neither God nor master." Kaw-djer is only interested in himself and helping out the local people in Magellania. When a ship filled with immigrants finds itself wrecked on a nearby abandoned island. The survivors of this wreck decide to establish their colony where they wrecked. Kaw-djer is a man with great knowledge who helps them to establish their colony, but he is reluctant to take over when their society begins to fall apart.

NOTE: Jules' original title for this story was En Magellanie, Michel gave the title Les Naufragés du 'Jonathan' to his modified version.

Book Collecting Information:
Please see the book entry for Les naufragés du Jonathan, the Michel Verne altered text.
First French
Jules Verne Original
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1987, the Societe Jules Verne published the unedited version of Verne's text, which he had entitled In the Magellanes. Michel had doubled the length of the 1910 version and added his own political sentiments to his father's simpler and more optimistic story."

Jules Verne Original

En Magellanie
Societe Jules Verne

In 1985 the Jules Verne Society in France published a limited 
edition of 300 in French;
In 1997 the French publisher Editions de l'Archipel published an edition for the general trade

My Societe copy is No. 191/300
Collection Andrew Nash

First UK
n/a No UK Edition currently
First US
Jules Verne Original
Jules Verne Original

Welcome Rain Publishers
New York

Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series

Translator: Benjamin Ivry 
Introduction: Olivier Dumas, President of the Jules Verne Society, Paris
ISBN: 1-56649-179-7
Hardcover, 6 x 9", 288 pages
Published: April 2002

Collection Andrew Nash

Please see the book entry for Les naufragés du Jonathan, the Michel Verne altered text.
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