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The Kip Brothers

Castaways on a barren island in the South Seas, Karl and Pieter Kip are rescued by the brig James Cook. After helping to quell an onboard mutiny, however, they suddenly find themselves accused and convicted of the captain's murder. In this story, one of his last Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne interweaves an exciting exploration of the South Pacific with a tale of judicial error reminiscent of the infamous Dreyfus Affair. This Wesleyan edition brings together the first English translation with one of the first detailed critical analyses of the novel, and features all the illustrations from the original 1902 publication.

About the Authors

JULES VERNE(1828–;1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre that has become known as science fiction. ARTHUR B. EVANS is the series editor of Wesleyan's Early Classics of Science Fiction series and professor of French at DePauw University. He is also the managing editor of Science Fiction Studies. STANFORD L. LUCE is professor emeritus of French at Miami University in Ohio. JEAN-MICHEL MARGOT is recognized worldwide as an expert on Verne and is a past president of the North American Jules Verne Society.

Reviews

"This first English translation of Verne's...hybrid of travelogue and coded detective story...will...delight Verne enthusiasts with its scholarly commentary and original black and white illustrations."—Publishers Weekly

"This nicely annotated translation allows Anglophone readers their first access to a revealing manifestation of Verne's imagination, his political awareness, his interest in the emerging technology of photography, and his role in the evolution of science fiction."—Paul Alkon, author of Winston Churchill's Imagination

"The Kip Brothers is a model of scholarship, thanks to its scrupulous fidelity, with the nuances of meaning perfectly carried over into English. The critical apparatus is informed and intelligent."—William Butcher, author of Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography

"This first English translation of Verne's...hybrid of travelogue and coded detective story...will...delight Verne enthusiasts with its scholarly commentary and original black and white illustrations."—Publishers Weekly

"With the publication of The Kip Brothers and The Mysterious Island, it is no longer possible to dismiss Verne as a 'children's author'. Revealing the sociological, scientific, historical, and geographic breadth of his vision, these titles provide room for critical speculation for years to come."—Janice M. Bogstad, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Endorsements

"This nicely annotated translation allows Anglophone readers their first access to a revealing manifestation of Verne's imagination, his political awareness, his interest in the emerging technology of photography, and his role in the evolution of science fiction."—Paul Alkon, author of Winston Churchill's Imagination

"The Kip Brothers is a model of scholarship, thanks to its scrupulous fidelity, with the nuances of meaning perfectly carried over into English. The critical apparatus is informed and intelligent."—William Butcher, author of Jules Verne: The Definitive Biography

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