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Old 01-09-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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There is a project in the South West of England at the moment trying to get as many people as possible to Read Jules Vernes book - They also have a childrens edition. The idea is just to get as many people reading it and talking about it.
I do read a lot but have never read it and am halfway through it and can only say just go out and read it. It is really good and easy to read
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They have printed books especially for the project - and got sponsers for it
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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The Verne books are generally on www.gutenberg.org, should anyone here want to read it. I've read several books from gutenburg ... of course, I pump it through ID first to set the text in something readable. Nearly impossible to read a novel in courier.

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Old 01-10-2006, 03:53 AM   #3
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The Verne books are generally on www.gutenberg.org, should anyone here want to read it. I've read several books from gutenburg ...
Unfortunately, some of those are only English translations - I don't see a French version of "around the world". When I know a language I prefer to read books in their original version rather than a translation. But I wasn't disappointed to see at least some of his books are available at Gutenberg in French!

   
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Nope. Lots of foreign translations (or in this case, non-translations). Vernes 20000 leagues (20000 Lieues Sous Les Mers — Complete) is at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5097 if you want it in French.

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Nope. Lots of foreign translations (or in this case, non-translations). Vernes 20000 leagues (20000 Lieues Sous Les Mers — Complete) is at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5097 if you want it in French.
Lots, yes. Except Round the world in 80 days. Or at least I don't see it!

   
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I hadnt even thought about it - but why did he write about an Englishman
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Lots, yes. Except Round the world in 80 days. Or at least I don't see it!
Go here, Marjolein! It is there allright.

I have fond memories of that old masterpiece as last year I was close to combine jobs at hand in such a way I would actually have to make a Tour du Monde. Starting of flying to the US, then Japan, make a small detour to China and then fly back to Holland.

It did not work out and we split it up. Then when in the US I came across a cheap copy of the English version at Books a Million, read it again and highly enjoyed myself making comparisons with what we nowadays see as normal - things even Mr. Verne never thought about.

I later discovered the text and much more on Gutenberg. I set about creating a version in Scribus with the original text and a commentary on the side reflecting on how much our world has since changed. Fun to do, although I stopped going on after Chapter 2 as I did not feel my creation was good enough to continu.

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Go here, Marjolein! It is there allright.
Excellent, thank you! When I looked before I didn't see it in the index... I'm glad it's there after all. Good for taking a break fom the boring job of (re)archiving all my negatives before embarking on scanning it all...
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(...) highly enjoyed myself making comparisons with what we nowadays see as normal - things even Mr. Verne never thought about.

I later discovered the text and much more on Gutenberg. I set about creating a version in Scribus with the original text and a commentary on the side reflecting on how much our world has since changed. Fun to do, although I stopped going on after Chapter 2 as I did not feel my creation was good enough to continu.
As long as it's good enough for yourself! But then our priorities change all the time.

   
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