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Verne, Michel

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1861-1925) French author, son of Jules Verne, with whose late and posthumous career he is almost exclusively associated [for discussion see entry for his father], and three of whose posthumous novels he either wrote entirely or entirely recomposed. They are L'Agence Thompson and C° (17 October-25 December 1907 Le Journal; 1907 2vols) as by Jules Verne, Les Naufragés du "Jonathan" (26 July-17 October 1909 Le Journal; 1909 2vols) as by Jules Verne, and L'Étonnante Aventure de la mission Barsac (18 April-6 July 1914 Le Matin as "Le Dernier Voyage extraordinaire: étonnante aventure de la mission Barsac"; 1920 2vols) as by Jules Verne [for all three novels, see Checklist for translations].

Verne was also responsible for some short fiction under his father's name, including "Un express de l'avenir" (1 September 1888; trans anon as "An Express of the Future" December 1895 The Strand), and "L'Éternel Adam" (1 October 1910 La Revue de Paris; trans anon as "Eternal Adam" March 1957 Saturn), the latter being set in the Far Future, where an archaeologist (see Ruins and Futurity) comes across an ancient manuscript whose description of the fall of an ancient civilization presages the fall of the his own. This tale also appears, with other stories revised or rewritten by Verne, in Hier et Demain: Contes et Nouvelles (coll 1910) as by Jules Verne [for full title and translation again see Checklist]. [JC]

Michel Jean Pierre Verne

born Paris: 3 August 1861

died Toulon, France: 5 March 1925


See Jules Verne's entry for works by Jules Verne edited by Michel Verne.


Voyages extraordinaires: Posthumous



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