Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Jules

Algis Valiunas examines the importance of Jules Verne. An excerpt:

Each of Verne’s heroes is a nonpareil, the most remarkable man in the world—as long as the reader is immersed in his particular story. Only in other Verne novels—and in television commercials for a Mexican beer—can one find his equals. And the ideas in the novels are of interest chiefly for being indicative of the thinking done by persons of that time who are no longer esteemed for their thought.

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