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Author:
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Title/Imprint:
Robur-le-conquérant (Robert, the Conqueror)
J. Hetzel et Cie.: Paris , 1886

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Cover of the 1st French illustrated edition. (Front Cover)

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Jules Verne, Robur Le Conquerant Illustré

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Frontispiece Showing Robur in his Flying Machine. (Frontispiece)

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Collection Hetzel

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Title Page of 1st 1886 Edition. Hetzel wanted his books to include "Education" as well as "Recreation". (Title Page)

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Les Voyages Extraordinaires

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The third ascent was terminated by a grand fall. Here the picture illustrates an exciting moment in the story. (p. 16)

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La troisieme ascension termineé par une chute effroyable.

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The question of balloons. Verne was fascinated by balloon travel, and used it as a device in many of his novels. (p. 3)

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La question des ballons.

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My name is Robur. Typical illustration of Verne introducing a principal character. (p. 24)

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"Je me nomme Robur."

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Verne's flying machine, the Albatross, uses 37 helicopter-like propellers for lift. Verne apparently was not familiar with the new study of aerodynamics, and may have died witihout knowing of the Wright brothers' flight in 1903. (p. 56)

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L'Albatross.

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One speaks sof a vessel with 37 propellers. From the deck of the Albatross travellers study the 37 propellors. (p. 57)

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On dirait au navire à trente-sept mâts.

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An unsurpassable repast. Verne anticipates the sumptuous accomodation provided for early aerial passengers. His heroes always manage to eat well on their travels. (p. 64)

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Un repas n'engage à rien.

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Tom Turner is introduced. Another example of a major character being depicted before his introduction in the text, in this case not until Chapter VII of the book. (p. 65)

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Tom Turner.

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The two colleagues were able to see an immense city. (from the deck of the Albatross). (p. 96)

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Les deux collègues purent voir cette cité immense.

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One saw a shipwreck come in view. (p. 157)

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On vit un des naufragés se relever….

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The Albatross rejoins the Go Ahead. Verne uses balloons to resupply the Albatross, his flying machine. (p. 27)

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L'Albatrosse rejoignit le Go Ahead

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