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(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

Jules Verne’s Scotland : in fact and fiction

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THOMPSON I. ;

Abstract

Written by an academic geographer, this book is set at the intersection of literature and geography, focusing on the Scottish work of Jules Verne (1828-1905). Growing up at Nantes, overlooking the Loire, Verne dreamed of travelling to mysterious and exotic lands. He wrote over sixty novels in his Voyages Extraordinaires series, which had a lasting impact on the science fiction genre. He visited Scotland in 1859, and again in 1879 when he witnessed the majesty of Edinburgh, the industrial dynamism of Glasgow, and the unspoilt beauty of the Highlands and Islands. In addition to a travelogue of his first voyage to Scotland, Verne wrote five novels set wholly or in part in what he regarded as his ancestral country; Scottish characters featured in several other of his novels. - (HC)

Source

Book

ISBN : 978-1-906817-37-4

Editor : Luath, Edinburgh - ROYAUME-UNI (2011)

Millesime : 2011  [224 p.]

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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