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The political and social ideas of Jules Verne;

Author: Jean Chesneaux
Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an engaging and original view of Verne, an outstandingly talented story-teller. Also gives insight into French social and political attitudes in the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Chesneaux
ISBN: 0500010846 9780500010846
OCLC Number: 635947
Notes: Translation of Une lecture politique de Jules Verne.
Description: 224 pages illustrations, portrait 25 cm
Contents: Political chronology --
The bourgeois façade and what it concealed --
Science and its machines --
The 1848 tradition --
The echo of utopian socialism --
Libertarian individualism --
Colonial people: "good savages" and "bad savages" --
Chance and providence --
Nationalism and Internationalism --
The American mirage and the American peril --
Gold and silver --
Progress or pessimism: the future of mankind --
A political interpretation of Jules Verne.
Other Titles: Lecture politique de Jules Verne.
Responsibility: translated [from the French] by Thomas Wikeley; with 41 illustrations from the original editions of novels by Jules Verne.

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Provides an engaging and original view of Verne, an outstandingly talented story-teller. Also gives insight into French social and political attitudes in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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