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There, the lateral window is turned a little, but retains its indirection. The frankness of her femininity in the closing panels provides the justification for a crucial punctuation sobervio in the dialogue: Perhaps the novel’s reputation as a minor work by Verne has contributed to its being treated with less diligence?

Moreover, Verne’s reliance on these devices invites the reader’s attention to his programs with a directness that is consonant with his enthusiasm for popular dramatic conventions. This is an area of Verne studies in which important basic research remains to be done. The effects of exclusions must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Jeanne is never shown in “the garments of her sex. On the ek hand, other illustrations more closely associated with the “color” of the landscape and the adventure might be excised without disturbing this circuit.

After a chapter-long flashback that explains Orinofo origins, the journey resumes. We have, in fact, been hoodwinked: Sebeok, for example, recalls that his father’s library in Budapest was well-stocked with the Hetzel editions, and that their images had a powerful effect on him as a child, though he was not able to read French until years later Sebeok A 1 Bolivar issue by Venezuela above, left featured a portrait of Verne superimposed on a body of water surmounted by the silhouette of an island or a shoreline.


Place names altered or disappeared in years, and the map published in the book took off in odd directions compared to actual satellite photos. Thus, as I write this in Julyno French-language edition of SO in print includes in-text illustrations, whether by Roux or another artist.

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Les amateurs de Jules Verne. Roux’s illustration Figure 15far right shows the two of them in conversation. Along the way they find Jacqus Helloch and Soberbjo Paterne, and now the main characters are together for most of the journey.

We read in the wink of an eye between. Verne does have some twists in the story, but unlike today’s writers, he provides so many clues as to what these twists are, that the reader is well ahead of the characters. See my discussion of the post-Hetzel editions above. They later meet Jacques Helloch and his friend Germaine Paterne sobwrbio join forces. However, it has been commemorated in two postage stamps.

A Journey to El Dorado. In the earlier novels, character studies and landscapes are common, more suggestions of the novels’ themes than depictions of events. They, of course, know exactly what they’re not talking about; their discretion, especially when alone, is the simplest dramatic device.


This is a book probably best enjoyed by rabid Verne fans. In this case we have 3 set of travelers who meet along the Orinoco and join forces.

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The illustrations play the role of a foil to the divagations of the text up until the closing chapter, when the game of alternating names is dropped once and for orinco and Jeanne dons “the garments of her sex” Figure 8. In this version of the story, Juan a is menaced by a crocodile that Helloch must battle before swimming to her rescue.

Knowing that the reader’s impulse is first to trust her eyes, author and artist thus conspire to keep the secret as long as necessary. Jerome Lehmann rated it it was ok Jun 03, These are less common after the late s, when full-page illustrations become the norm.

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She travels disguised as a boy to avoid all of the problems that might otherwise be encountered if soberbik sallied forth as a woman. Histoire simple, pour ado je dirais, mais qui nous fait bien voyager au Venezuela, au temps de Jules Vernes.

Apr 25, Alex Rojas rated it really liked it.