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- Print Length: 4365 pages
- Publisher: NTMC (April 23, 2019)
- Publication Date: April 23, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y3YXW3K
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Jules Verne: The Classics Novels Collection (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) Kindle Edition
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Three collections are worth considering for all Verne fans who want as much as they can get:
(1) The Verne set from Delphi is the biggest and best. It has novels, short stories, plays, some nonfiction, illustrations, introductions, and other materials not found in any other. Some of its novels, however, are in French because inexpensive public domain translations for those works are not yet available. That set costs $1.99.
(2) Numerous bundlers are offering an identical collection of 54 works titled JULES VERNE: THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGES. Of those 54, however, 8 are in French and 46 in English. These tend to be sold for $.99.
(3) Book House (not to be confused with Book Center) uses the same title as #2 but uniquely provides 47 books, all in English for only $.99. That is the only one of the three to offer THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR in English; Delphi provides it only in French and the others do not offer it at all. (Technically, that old, public domain translation is a virtual rewrite by Jules' son; the original, thought lost, was only recently discovered and properly translated).
Any one of the above provides an amazing amount of Verne for a very low price. (A paperback of just ONE Verne novel costs many times more than any of those massive ebook sets.) This set of 19 is free as I write this, and FREE IS GOOD, but sometimes you DO get what you pay for. To a Verne aficionado, those much larger Verne sets ARE well worth considering.
I should note, however, that in all honesty not everyone will enjoy Verne as much as I do. His quaint style, his slow pace, and his detailed description will charm some but may turn off others. His stories have been re-told, adapted, and greatly modified for movies and television so often, the original works may seem somewhat tame by comparison. Nevertheless, the magic is still there for those who are willing and able to give him a fair try.