The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz: The First English Translation of Verne's Original Manuscript (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz Translation of: Le secret de Wilhelm Storitz.
- Published: 01 April 2011
- Format: Paperback 215 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780803234840 ISBN 10: 0803234848
- Sales rank: 489,953
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Widely rumored to exist, then circulated in a corrupt form, Jules Verne's final and arguably most daring and hauntingly beautiful novel--his own "invisible man"--appears here for the first time in a faithful translation. Readers of English can rediscover the pleasures of Verne's storytelling in its original splendor and enjoy a virtually unknown gem of action, adventure, and style from a master of French literature. Wilhelm Storitz, the son of a famous Prussian scientist (and possessor of his father's secrets--even, perhaps, a formula that confers invisibility), vows revenge on the family that has denied him the love of his life, Myra Roderich. Wilhelm's actions on the eve of Myra's wedding unfold in a surprising and sinister way, leading to an ending that will astonish the reader. Like many works left unpublished when Jules Verne died, "The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz" was prepared and edited by his son, Michel. After a century of obscurity, this unique work in Verne's oeuvre is finally in the hands of readers, in a fine, authentic translation.