Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 11 (2018–2020) — 53–66

How Phileas Fogg Reached America: Two Early American Versions of Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

Alex Kirstukas


Research by James Keeline and the present author suggests that Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, first serialized in Le Temps (Paris, 1872), initially appeared in America in two significantly modified versions: a French-language serialization in Le Courrier des États-Unis (New York City, 1872–73) abridged and adapted from the Le Temps text, and a translation in The Portland Daily Press (Portland, Maine, 1873) based on the Courrier version, with further omissions and alterations. This article reviews these modified texts as creatively engaged examples of early Verne reception.

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