Claudius Bombarnac

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Claudius Bombarnac. The Adventures of a Special Correspondent
by Jules Verne, unknown translator
This text was provided by Project Gutenberg etext 11263.

[Redactor’s Note: A Special Correspondent (Number V040 in the T&M numerical listing of Verne’s works) is a translation of Claudius Bombarnac (1892) which first appeared in Boy’s Own Magazine (1893-4) and then later published in the US by U.S. Book Company (1894) and in an illustrated edition by Lovell, Coryell, and Company (1894); and in England by Sampson and Low (1894). This anonymous translation was later republished by the Mac Lellan Co in Akron, Ohio sometime after 1905 (The foreword mentions Verne’s death). However the plates from which the book was published may date from an earlier time since they are in a different font from the foreword. The edition may be identified by the word “SAMARKLAND” appearing at the start of Chapter XII and the number of pages (162). The book contains almost 500 place names, some of which are spelled differently in different parts of the book. Where a suspicious spelling occurs more than once it has been retained, otherwise it is assumed to be a misprint and changed to agree with other spellings of the same word in the book. Unbalanced or unnecessary quotation marks have also been removed. —NMW ]


THE ADVENTURES OF A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

AMONG THE VARIOUS RACES AND COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL ASIA

BEING THE EXPLOITS AND EXPERIENCES OF CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC OF "THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" BY

JULES VERNE

BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jules Verne, French author, was born at Nantes, France, in 1828, and died in 1905. In 1850 he wrote a comedy in verse, but he eventually confined himself to the writing of scientific and geographical romances, achieving a great reputation. He visited the United States in 1867, sailing for New York on the Great Eastern, and his book, A Floating City, was the result of this voyage. His best-known books are: A Captain at Fifteen, A Two Years' Vacation, A Voyage to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Tour of the World in Eighty Days (1873), Michael Strogoff (1876), Mrs. Branica (1891), Clovis Dordentor (1896), The Brothers Kip (1902). Most of his works have been translated into English.

CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC

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