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A good read which deserves to be better known. Like such swashbuckling authors as C. It is the first time Mathias Sandorf has been reprinted with all illustrations since the Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Edition of The layout has been restored to Verne's original 5 act structure as set in Hetzel's first French edition. Mathias Sandorf: Some back story and little known facts. Verne had originally planned a darker tale, with Sandorf, like Monte Cristo, bent on revenge.
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After much prodding, Verne was convinced to change tone; his protagonist would seek justice, a nobler pursuit. Verne was fascinated by the beauty of the Great Sea and wanted to share it with his readers. Verne often stated that the inspiration for the novel came during a family cruise to Tanger and Malta aboard his yacht the Saint Michel.
Yriatre described the old castle as well as his trip down into the gorge. He also mentioned an experiment by a young nobleman, Count Esdorff, to find the end of the underground river. Unfortunately the count's boat never made it out of the underground cave. Famous for his detailed research, Jules Verne collected all available information about the places he described. While preparing to write the huge three-volume novel Mathias Sandorf, he wrote a letter to the mayor of Pisino, Giuseppe Cech, asking if he could add to Yriarte's research.
Sandorf on Stage and Screen. Mathias Sandorf was performed as a five act play in Paris in the s.
Mathias Sandorf by Jules Verne
Though the novel had been popular, the play failed to attract. Verne himself did not make it to Paris in time to see the live adaptation. Nevertheless an English version made it across the ocean and played the Boston theatre in the fall of There have also been three screen adaptations of Mathias Sandorf. The first was made in and directed by Henri Fescourt.
A well-preserved copy of the 1st American edition. VG in its chocolate-brown cloth with decorative blindstamping and bright gilt-lettering to front panel and spine. Very light wear at the panels otherwise clean and crisp. No dust jacket. Red pictorial cloth boards.
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Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking inscriptions inserts light foxing tanning and thumb marking.
Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Pictorial jacket covering burgundy cloth boards. Pages are heavily yellowed with moderate cracking to hinges exposing netting causing few pages to be loose or very limp.
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Light foxing and inscription included. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine has moderate shelf wear.
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Unclipped jacket has light edge wear and tear all round and loss to the spine ends. Acceptable copy with heavy wear to cover and pages. Pages have writing and or highlighting. Might be an ex-library copy and not include CD or accessories. A solid copy of the 1st N. Wyeth-illustrated edition. Tight and VG in its dark pictorial cloth with light spotting and rubbing to the front panel and some soiling along the rear panel as well.
A touch of wear at the spine ends too. Octavo 9 full-page color illustrations by N. Wyeth thruout. L Allision Company The book is very interesting for a collector.
Its covers rate good wtkh corner and spine bumping on heavy duty alligator skin looking hardboards and nearly as tough! But worn somewhat. Inside the big flaw is school library stamps and someone having cut an inscription out of the middle of the title page. Published buy WM. Allison this was one of a dozen early publishers to take on this story which never had quite the readership of Leagues or other Verne classics. This is an early American edition of one of the finest works by the great French author Jules Verne.
This story was often made into a film on both sides of the pond mostly due to the romance at the heart of it and the grand historical setting Czarist Russia presented. Critics love this work for portraying a real feeling of Czarist Russia and Siberia even if the rebellion by Tartars and such was a few centuries out of place. If they had been around and had been the ones to topple the Czars instead of Lenin and friends the world would have been a very different place.
Red Cloth Good with text block split along gutters some staining to covers slight slant to volume. Previous owner's inscriptions inked inside cover. Illustrations by Charles Barbant. Blue cloth boards. Inner hinge cracked at the ffep and to the rear so both front and rear boards are fragile. Some sunning to the spine and board edges.
A few odd marks to the front and rear boards. A reading copy only. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy! Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear and perhaps considerable marking on inside.
Ltd Orange cloth with black lettering. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Front hinge cracked. Some internal hinge cracks. Mild wear to spine board edges and corners.