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The Sphinx of the Ice Realm: The First Complete English Translation (New)

by Verne, Jules

Publisher: SUNY Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781438442129, 1438442122

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The first complete English translation of Jules Verne’s epic fantasy novel.

Decades after Edgar Allen Poe’s longest and weirdest tale, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was published -- the protagonist disappearing into the misty, mystifying Antarctic seas; his fate unknown -- Jules Verne took up the challenge to answer what had happened to him. In The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, he penned the most amazing journey of his fabled career: a voyage across the bottom of the world! An astonishing mix of manhunt, sea story, scientific speculation, and polar nightmare, Verne’s epic fantasy novel appears here for the first time as a new and complete translation by noted Verne expert Frederick Paul Walter. The book is a treat for any fan of science fiction and fantasy, and includes many fascinating notes for students and scholars alike. In addition, the book features a complete, reader-friendly rendition of the original Poe tale that sparked Verne’s uniquely imaginative response.

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