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The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Andrew Martin


Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors. But he has typically been categorised as the father of science fiction or as a writer of harmless fantasies for children. This book relocates Verne squarely at the centre of the literary map. The author shows that a recurrent narrative (exemplified in short stories by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges), relating the strange destiny of a masked prophet who revolts against an empire, runs through Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. T ... More

Keywords: Twenty Thousand Leagues, Around the World, Jules Verne, French authors, recurrent narrative, masked prophet, revolts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198157984
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Martin, author
University of Cambridge