The Resource Jules Verne : an exploratory biography, Herbert R. Lottman

Jules Verne : an exploratory biography, Herbert R. Lottman

Label
Jules Verne : an exploratory biography
Title
Jules Verne
Title remainder
an exploratory biography
Statement of responsibility
Herbert R. Lottman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on previously unpublished letters and papers, Herbert R. Lottman reveals Jules Verne, the pioneer of the science fiction genre and the uncannily accurate forecaster of twentieth-century invention, in an entirely new light. In this groundbreaking biography, Lottman explores the dark, private side of the visionary writer. In his long-lost novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century (published in France in 1994, and in the United States in early 1997), Verne predicted a
  • World filled with both technological achievements and monstrosities: cars, fax machines, synthesizers, computers, mass transit, and the electric chair. With uncharacteristic mistrust, Verne simultaneously marveled at the inventions and despaired at what drove people to create them. It is this elusive, disillusioned aspect of Verne that Herbert Lottman captures here. Tracing Verne's life from his childhood in Nantes to his self-imposed exile outside of Paris as an adult
  • Lottman sketches a vivid portrait of the man. Lottman brings to light for the first time Verne's secret struggles with his constant wanderlust, his unhappy marriage, his rebellious son, and his overbearing editor-publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lottman, Herbert R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2469.Z5
LC item number
L65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verne, Jules
  • Verne, Jules
  • Verne, Jules
  • Authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Biographie
Label
Jules Verne : an exploratory biography, Herbert R. Lottman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Celebrity
  • pt. 6.
  • To paint the earth
  • pt. 1.
  • Nantes versus Paris
  • pt. 2.
  • The writer
  • pt. 3.
  • The publisher
  • pt. 4.
  • Extraordinary voyages
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780312146368
Lccn
96030532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35103139
  • (OCoLC)ocm35103139
Label
Jules Verne : an exploratory biography, Herbert R. Lottman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Celebrity
  • pt. 6.
  • To paint the earth
  • pt. 1.
  • Nantes versus Paris
  • pt. 2.
  • The writer
  • pt. 3.
  • The publisher
  • pt. 4.
  • Extraordinary voyages
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780312146368
Lccn
96030532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35103139
  • (OCoLC)ocm35103139

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