1881 1ed Jules Verne Captain at Fifteen Dick Sand SLAVERY Africa Voyages Hetzel

VERNE, Jules

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“If the name Dick had been given to the little orphan, it was because it was the name of the charitable passer-by who had picked him up two or three hours after his birth. As to the name Sand, it was attributed to him in remembrance of the lace where he had been found.”

– Jules Verne, Dick Sand

 

Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. Known mostly for his works of science fiction, this Verne novel contains no inventions or marvels, but is simply a story of moving scenes of travel and African exploration and zoology. However, the lessons of the work come in the form of the brutal and horrible stories of slavery. Dick Sand, a teenager, must take control of a ship after the captain dies; he encounters shipwrecks, slaves, and experiences revenge all in this popular Verne novel. Hetzel edition with two-elephants on front cover – indicative of the earliest Verne editions.

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1881 1ed Jules Verne Captain at Fifteen Dick Sand SLAVERY Africa Voyages Hetzel

 

“If the name Dick had been given to the little orphan, it was because it was the name of the charitable passer-by who had picked him up two or three hours after his birth. As to the name Sand, it was attributed to him in remembrance of the lace where he had been found.”

– Jules Verne, Dick Sand

 

Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. Known mostly for his works of science fiction, this Verne novel contains no inventions or marvels, but is simply a story of moving scenes of travel and African exploration and zoology. However, the lessons of the work come in the form of the brutal and horrible stories of slavery. Dick Sand, a teenager, must take control of a ship after the captain dies; he encounters shipwrecks, slaves, and experiences revenge all in this popular Verne novel. Hetzel edition with two-elephants on front cover – indicative of the earliest Verne editions.

 

Item number: #10008

Price: $499

 

VERNE, Jules

 

Un capitaine de quinze ans

 

Paris : Bibliotheque d’education et de recreation, Hetzel, [ca. 1881]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 376p
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~11in X 7in (28cm x 17.5cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

VERNE, Jules

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

French

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete