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Author Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.

Title The golden volcano = Le volcan d'or : the first English translation of Verne's original manuscript / Jules Verne ; translated and edited by Edward Baxter ; preface to the French edition by Olivier Dumas
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 340 pages)
Series Bison frontiers of imagination
Bison frontiers of imagination.
Summary "Like many of the works left unpublished when Jules Verne died, The Golden Volcano was altered and edited by his son, Michel. This first translation from the original manuscript allows readers of English to rediscover the pleasures of Verne's storytelling in its original form - and to enjoy a virtually unknown gem of action, adventure, and style from a master of French literature." "The tale thrusts two Canadian cousins - unexpectedly bequeathed a mining claim in the Klondike - into the middle of the gold rush, where they encounter disease, disaster, extremes of weather, and human nature twisted by a passion for gold. A deathbed confidence sends the two searching for a fabulous gold-filled volcano on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. But nature, both human and physical, hasn't finished with them, and their story plays out with the nail-biting adventure of an action thriller and the moral and emotional force of high drama." --Book Jacket
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Subject Co-heirs -- Fiction.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Mining claims -- Fiction.
Canada -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
History.
Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Baxter, Edward.
ISBN 0803216246 (electronic bk.)
9780803216242 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Volcan d'or. English
Volcan d'or