One of Jules Verne's strangest and most controversial novels. It tells the story of a small band of people on a tiny world torn from earth by a grazing comet and their struggles to survive in the wilderness of interplantary space. A strange mixture of dream-like fantasy and hard science---with the addition of an apparant anti-Semitic element that has had critics arguing for decades. Includes more than 100 illustrations from the original edition as well as an appendix with map and diagram. (Note: This edition is substantially corrected and expanded from the currently available Gutenberg version of the book.)
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Feb 20, 2008
"Off on a Comet" This book is the 1877 Elizabeth Frewer translation of Hector Servadac. It is not a literal translation but paraphrases much of the action and conversation, however the general thread of the story is followed. A more literal translation is available on the Library of Congress website in the edition of George Munro, 1877. The book contains the approximately 100 engravings from the original editions, and is the work of an original author and not just a computerized republication of a public domain text.
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