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Butcher, William 1951-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 5,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Adventure stories  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  High interest-low vocabulary books  Pictorial works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2469, 843.8
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Publications about William Butcher
Publications by William Butcher
Most widely held works by William Butcher
Lighthouse at the end of the world Le phare du bout du monde : the first English translation of Verne's original manuscript by Jules Verne( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
In 1859, three sailors arrive on an isolated island to man a new lighthouse at the wreck-prone tippy tip of South America. They soon discover a band of egregious criminals, led by dangerous evildoer Kongre, who have been tricking ships into running aground, killing the survivors and taking the loot. When two lighthouse men go to assist a ship and are killed, serious trouble ensues
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( file )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Jules Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey. - ;Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus - only to get back five mintues late
Jules Verne : the definitive biography by William Butcher( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
A controversial portrait of the nineteenth-century French literary master offers insight into his achievements, creative process, and personal life, from his lovers and enemies to his school studies and reading choices
The mysterious island by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Escapees from a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp are carried by the winds in their balloon to a mysterious island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where they must struggle for survival
A journey to the centre of the earth by Jules Verne( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Describes the discovery and exploration of a secret tunnel which leads through a volcano to the centre of the earth
Twenty thousand leagues under the seas by Jules Verne( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Professor Aronnax sets out in search of a dangerous sea monster, only to learn that the monster is really Captain Nemo's powerful submarine
The extraordinary journeys : the adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman reveals himself to be John Hatteras, and his lifelong obsession, the Pole. Despite experiencing appalling cold and hunger, the captain treks across the frozen wastes in search of fuel. Abandoned by his crew, Hatteras remains without resources at the coldest spot on earth. How can he find food and explore the Polar Sea? And what will he find at the top of the world?"--BOOK JACKET
Verne's journey to the centre of the self : space and time in the voyages extraordinaires by William Butcher( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Mississippi madness : canoeing the Mississippi-Missouri by Nicholas Francis( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary journeys : Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Professor Aronnax sets out in search of a dangerous sea monster, only to learn that the monster is really Captain Nemo's powerful submarine
Extraordinary voyages Around the world in eighty days, Journey to the center of the earth, Twenty thousand leagues under the seas by Jules Verne( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
In the nineteenth century, French author Jules Verne awed readers with astounding adventures that transported them to the ends of the Earth, plunged them into the ocean's depths, and dropped them into mysterious subterranean realms. Dubbed Voyages Extraordinaries, these unique blends of action, adventure, and science fiction offered prescient glimpses into the future and a level of scientific speculation unprecedented in imaginative fiction. The three novels collected here represent some of Verne's most innovative and entertaining adventures. Around the World in Eighty Days is the chronicle of irrepressible adventurer Phileas Fogg, whose wager to circle the globe involves him in one cliff-hanging escapade after another. Journey to the Center of the Earth tells of intrepid explorers who discover a subterranean world of prehistoric marvels and menaces at the Earth's core. In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, scientist hero Captain Nemo investigates the exotic mysteries of the deep in his space-age submarine, the Nautilus. Two of these novels (Journey and 20,000 Leagues) are presented here with new English translations, and all three are newly illustrated with the incomparable fantasy art of Nate Pride
The adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman reveals himself to be John Hatteras, and his lifelong obsession, the Pole. Despite experiencing appalling cold and hunger, the captain treks across the frozen wastes in search of fuel. Abandoned by his crew, Hatteras remains without resources at the coldest spot on earth. How can he find food and explore the Polar Sea? And what will he find at the top of the world?" -- back cover
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
We do not present this most popular novel by French writer most widely read in the world: the breathless journey of Phileas Fogg, his valet Passepartout, and Princess Aouda, but give it henceforth as part of world literary heritage. Their adventure marks the end of the age of exploration to open the era of modernity: it is hereafter a straight line in space-time reduced to a single dimension that travels around the world. But this linear journey, far from being a pathetic return to the starting point, it is primarily in the field of transformation: the eccentric gentleman who returns to 7 Saville Row has become the happiest of men
Journey to the centre of the earth by Jules Verne( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
En relisant Jules Verne : un autre regard sur les Voyages extraordinaires by Lionel Dupuy( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Humbug : the American way of life by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Plain Discourses delivered to a Country Congregation by William Butcher( Book )
4 editions published between 1814 and 1844 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Around the world in eighty days : the extraordinary journeys by Jules Verne( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Smith's Art of house-painting by Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 1821 and 1857 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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