Towle, George Makepeace

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(1841-1893) US translator, editor, man of letters and author, prolific in various fields; served in the United States diplomatic corps as Consul in Nantes, France, and elsewhere. His translations of works by Jules Verne, beginning with The Tour of the World in 80 Days (1873), the first translation of Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (1873), are moderately faithful. [JC]

George Makepeace Towle

born Washington, District of Columbia: 27 August 1841

died Brookline, Massachusetts: 9 August 1893

works as translator (selected)

  • Jules Verne. The Tour of the World in 80 Days (Boston, Massachusetts: J R Osgood, 1873) [trans of Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (1873): hb/]
  • Jules Verne. Doctor Ox and Other Stories (Boston, Massachusetts: J R Osgood, 1874)[coll: trans of Le Docteur Ox (recueil de nouvelles: Maître Zacharius. Un drame dans les airs. Un hivernage dans les glaces. Quarantième ascension française du Mont-Blanc) (1874): hb/]
  • Jules Verne. The Wreck of the Chancellor; Martin Paz (Boston, Massachusetts: J R Osgood, 1875) [coll: trans of Le Chancellor: Journal du passager J.-R. Kazallon: Suivi de Martin Paz(1875): hb/]

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