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Widely rumored to exist, then circulated in a corrupt form, Jules Vernes final and arguably most daring and hauntingly beautiful novelhis own invisible manappears here for the first time in a faithful translation. Readers of English can rediscover the pleasures of Vernes storytelling in its original splendor and enjoy a virtually unknown gem of action, adventure, and style from a master of French literature.
Wilhelm Storitz, the son of a famous Prussian scientist (and possessor of his fathers secretseven, perhaps, a formula that confers invisibility), vows revenge on the family that has denied him the love of his life, Myra Roderich. Wilhelms actions on the eve of Myras wedding unfold in a surprising and sinister way, leading to an ending that will astonish the reader.
Like many works left unpublished when Jules Verne died, The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz was prepared and edited by his son, Michel. After a century of obscurity, this unique work in Vernes oeuvre is finally in the hands of readers, in a fine, authentic translation.
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