Het bestuurbare eiland
In 1895, Jules Verne’s novel L’Ile à hélice was published in two volumes by J. Hetzel et Cie (Paris). In 1900, Vivat (Amsterdam) published a Dutch translation under the title Het bestuurbare eiland. In this Vivat edition, the two volumes were joined, the text was abridged, and part of the original illustrations was left out. This 1900 edition is very hard to find nowadays, which is why it was published from 2003–2005 in De Verniaan, the magazine of the Dutch Jules Verne Society.
Our member Jos van Geffen created a new layout for the text of the Vivat edition. He also made the orthography more consistent, without drastic changes in style. The new edition contains all 81 engravings by Léon Benett, as well as two maps from the original French edition.
This paperback edition of Het bestuurbare eiland contains 218 pages, and is printed in black and white with a full-colour cover.
© 2006 – Jules Verne Genootschap
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