The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz has ratings and 29 reviews. Luís said: Here is a beautiful story of adventure both surprising and very playful, the gre. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz. The First English Translation of Verne’s Original Manuscript. Jules Verne. Translated and edited by Peter Schulman. These reviews are for various editions of: “The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz”.

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The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz: The First English Translation of Verne’s Original Manuscript

Aug 24, Matt Kuhns rated it it was ok. The story is told stortz Henry Vidal, who travels from Paris to a fictional city in Hungary, where his brother intends to marry Myra Roderich, the daughter of a highly respected family.

Thus, women who suffer an emotional shock must take to their bed until secrt recover their constitution. He clearly doesn’t like Germans at this point in his life. Un libro bien escrito, pero sin nada que lo haga especial. Novels by Jules Verne French novels science fiction novels Fiction about invisibility.

This is one of Verne’s last books and it’s his version of The Invisible Man.

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I would recommend it to anyone who likes some of the late 19th century science fiction writings. When the invisible Martha became pregnant by her husband, was the foetus visible in midair?

Check out IMDb’s Streaming Guide to see what’s new on Netflix, find out if your favorite streaming show has been renewed or canceled, and more. In Paris, Henri had the idea that Storitz became visible because he bled and the same thing could be achieved for Myra through a surgery. Oct 30, Stephan rated it it was ok. Although Verne hoped for secert to be published before his death, The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz is among roughly half a dozen novels and a short story collection published after he died.


Una historia, bien narrada, que d mantuvo atrapado y con un desenlace muy bonito.

This edition is well annotated, provides quality commentary and, of course, features a faithful translation. Sep 13, Steve Joyce rated it it was amazing. The chief of police, hoping to force the secret of re-visibility out of Storitz’s assistant, tries to arrest Denis.

On June 1, seconds before being wed, the same voice mentioned above cursed the couple. The title character is the son of a famous German scientist, one many near his home regarded as possessing close to supernatural powers. To view it, click here. This Czech edition printed in gives avay practically the whole plot. Later, while on a walk, Henri and Stepark overheard a conversation between Wilhelm and his servant Hermann, both in a state oe invisibility, as they had been throughout the novel’s plot.

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The problem is Verne’s son rewrote many of themrecasting plots and adding characters. Naturally, Storitzz Secret of Wilhelm Storitz carries the style and tropes of the time in which it was written This is one reason why I accept this story as authentic Jules Verne; revenge was an ongoing theme throughout his works. Myra and her family spurned Storitz’s earlier marriage proposal.

He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie. As he bled, Wilhelm became visible. InBison Books brought out a new edition, the first to be based on Verne’s manuscript.

Wihlelm pace picks up considerably as the novel unwinds and the twists at the end work just great. Stepark attempted to capture Wilhelm but failed. Storitz hints broadly that he and he alone can reverse the invisibility, and that the price for this will be Martha’s hand in marriage. The front half of the novel seems somewhat slow paced, but the characters are sympathetic, and the concern for their well-being draws the reader to the end of the tale.

So in essence, because he cannot attach himself to the well respected Roderich family and become somebody, he then falls back on the power that invisibility gives him to create havoc and terror in the unenlightened wilhslm population of the town. Do you read synopsis on a back or a cover of book?


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The story is told by Henry Vidal, who travels from Paris to a fictional city in Hungary, where his brother intends to marry Myra Roderich, the daughter of a highly respected family.

None of this is addressed. Overall, what we have here is a readable but fairly sloppy, lesser work by a great author, written when he was bitter at Germany and perhaps life itself for France’s l. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. It’s not very clever, characters are unreasonably hysteric at times, there is a lot of the wrong kind of nationalism etc.

In fact, one of his misdeeds might shock even the storutz reader. It’s tremendous that this story has finally seen the full light of Verne handles the invisibility theme skillfully. These and more general footnotes also help explicate Verne’s literary style, occasionally referring to Verne’s life or other writings.

So a series of terror will win the city of Ragz.

Weak characters I didn’t really care about, a very flat villain you know he’s a villain because he’s Germanthe book starts out pretty much as a travel-log with unnecessary amounts of travel-planning detailmiddles out with a kinda weird bro-mance between the main character and his brother-in-law-to-be and boring, gushy conversation with his brother about his perfect fiancee conversation in which these grown men sound like year-old girls sighing over that really cute boy in math classa fiancee who–though crucial to the storyline–seems to make only cameo appearances for most of the story.

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