The book In de ban van Jules Verne

Book: In de ban van Jules Verne

In de ban van Jules Verne

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On the occasion of the Jules Verne year 2005, the Dutch Jules Verne Society published a book about Jules Verne and the Low Countries: “In de ban van Jules Verne”.

This book consists of two parts. The first part is an extensive biography by Guus Luijters, writer, journalist, expert on French literature and member of the Dutch Jules Verne Society. Based on primary and secondary sources, such as Verne’s correspondence with his family and his publisher, old and new biographies, and a visit to the places where Jules Verne lived, Guus Luijters sketches an image of the man behind the novelist.

The second part contains articles written by members of the Dutch Jules Verne Society, in which various aspects of the life and works of Jules Verne are addressed: the Dutch editions of his stories, his visits to the Netherlands and Belgium, the Dutch and Belgian characters in his stories, etc. The many illustrations in the book were mainly provided by our member Frits Roest.

The book “In de ban van Jules Verne” was presented on Friday, 1 April, during the festive opening of the Jules Verne exhibition in Rotterdam.

Contents

This is an overview of the contents of “In de ban van Jules Verne”.

  1. Preface, by Gerard Voogt.
  2. “Jules Verne, op weg naar de toekomst”, by Guus Luijters.
  3. “1881. Een weekje met de Saint-Michel III in Nederland”, by Kees Waij.
  4. “Een vreemde eend in de bijt”, by Robert Pourvoyeur.
  5. “De bijna in vergetelheid geraakte zakenreis”, by Kees Waij.
  6. “Een stukje 19e-eeuwse uitgeversgeschiedenis”, by Kees Waij.
  7. “Geschiedenis van de postoctavo serie”, by Frits Roest.
  8. “Jules Verne ten tonele gevoerd”, by Jan Ludeker.
  9. “Recensies en mijmeringen door pers en auteurs”, by Jos van Geffen.
  10. “Nederlanders en Vlamingen in het werk van Jules Verne”, by Harmen Sikkenga.
  11. “Reclame rond Jules Verne en zijn romanfiguren”, by Annemiek van den Heuvel.
  12. “De rol van de wetenschap in het werk van Jules Verne”, by Garmt de Vries.
  13. “De rechter en Jules Verne”, by Cees Moonen.
  14. “... en Cornelis Helling is zijn profeet”, by Cees Moonen.
  15. “Het Jules Verne Genootschap”, by Cees Moonen.
  16. “Verkorte chronologie van Jules Verne”, by Gerrit Boers.
  17. “Overzicht van de Hetzelpublicaties”, by Rein Saariste.
  18. Appendix: Descriptions of all the locations where Jules Verne lived, by Guus Luijters.
  19. Appendix: Abstracts in French of all the articles in the book.
  20. Index.

Ordering information

You can order “In de ban van Jules Verne” through your regular bookdealer.
Publisher: Aspekt BV
Pages: 432
ISBN: 90-5911-280-6