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Jules Verne in Transylvania

Jules Verne in Transylvania Roxana M. Verona The Comparatist, Volume 28, May 2004, pp. 135-150 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2004.0017 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414797/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:57 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPARATIST Roxana M. Verona Des blancs sur les cartes, tant de côtes à tracer, de points à relever! Les "Voyages extraordinaires" en sont pleins, de ces espaces "inconnus", offerts en pâture aux plus audacieux explorateurs ... (Chelebourg 149) So many blank spots on the map, so many lines to trace and points to discover! The "Extraordinary Travels" are full of these "unknown" spaces that lure the most audacious explorers. Jules Verne had a geographer's ambition to fill in the blank spots on the world's maps. His imagination created a literary map that is the point of departure for my reading of Le château des Carpathes (The Carpathian Castle),1 one of Verne's so-called "Romanian novels" (Pourvoyeur 197). Indeed, a number of his novels show a deep interest in the people and territories that belonged, at the end of the nineteenth century, to Tran- sylvania and the Romanian Principalities.2 The setting of The Carpathian Castle, originally published in 1892, is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Jules Verne in Transylvania

The Comparatist , Volume 28 – Oct 3, 2012

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Roxana M. Verona The Comparatist, Volume 28, May 2004, pp. 135-150 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2004.0017 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414797/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:57 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPARATIST Roxana M. Verona Des blancs sur les cartes, tant de côtes à tracer, de points à relever! Les "Voyages extraordinaires" en sont pleins, de ces espaces "inconnus", offerts en pâture aux plus audacieux explorateurs ... (Chelebourg 149) So many blank spots on the map, so many lines to trace and points to discover! The "Extraordinary Travels" are full of these "unknown" spaces that lure the most audacious explorers. Jules Verne had a geographer's ambition to fill in the blank spots on the world's maps. His imagination created a literary map that is the point of departure for my reading of Le château des Carpathes (The Carpathian Castle),1 one of Verne's so-called "Romanian novels" (Pourvoyeur 197). Indeed, a number of his novels show a deep interest in the people and territories that belonged, at the end of the nineteenth century, to Tran- sylvania and the Romanian Principalities.2 The setting of The Carpathian Castle, originally published in 1892, is

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