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The Masked Writer

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jules Verne's fiction reads like a résumé of the nineteenth-century archive. This chapter proposes to read Verne's work as if it had been written by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges. ... More


The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Andrew Martin

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have made Jules Verne the most widely translated of all French authors. But he has typically been categorised ... More


Surrealism and Jules Verne: Depth of Subtext in a Collage by Max Ernst

Abigail Susik

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Surrealism combines discourses of science, modernity, adventure, and documentary reality with modalities of fiction in crucial ways that resonate with the rise of SF in the mid-twentieth century. ... More


Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Brian Taves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jules Verne has been not only the most-published French author in the English-speaking world for more than 150 years but also a source of inspiration to filmmakers since the birth of the medium. In ... More


Before the Creation

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the early roots of science fiction magazines before the first publication of Amazing Stories, the first magazine purely devoted to science fiction, in 1926. It traces the ... More


Introducing Modern Science and Technology through Literature

Nanxiu Qian

in Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792400
eISBN:
9780804794275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As part of her reform efforts in the aftermath of the Hundred Days, Xue wrote broadly on modern science and technology when the topic yet to attract attentions in the territory of literature in ... More


Flights of Fantasy

J.P. Telotte

in Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695262
eISBN:
9780190695309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695262.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on pre-war animation’s fascination with space travel and the various vehicles used in flights to the moon, Mars, and elsewhere. It offers background on several of the highly ... More


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