1899 Scarce Edition - JULES VERNE - Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery
Author : Jules Verne
Title : Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company. No date. (circa 1899). "New and Cheaper Edition."
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : viii-272 pages.
Binding : Very good and very attractive original full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining on preliminary and last pages, bookplate of a previous owner - Albert Tadd - dated 1899).
Illustration : Profusely and nicely illustrated with a frontispiece and forty six full page illustrations by Riou.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book : Scarce and attractive edition of Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery (French: L'École des Robinsons, literally The School for Robinsons), also published as School for Crusoes, is an 1882 adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. The novel tells of a wealthy young man, Godfrey Morgan who, with his deportment instructor, Professor T. Artelett, embark from San Francisco, California on a round-the-world ocean voyage. They are cast away on an uninhabited Pacific island where they must endure a series of adversities. Later they encounter an African slave, Carefinotu, brought to the island by cannibals. In the end, the trio manage to work together and survive on the island.
The novel is a robinsonade—a play on Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe.
The author: Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
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